Funding & claiming payment

Funding for the clinical pathways consultations within the new service will come from the new investment, which is outside of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) funding (‘the global sum’).

Initial fixed payment

Funding, caps and activity thresholds for the service have been the subject of much negotiation and we are pleased to have secured an initial fixed payment of £2,000 per pharmacy to be made available ahead of the launch.

The initial fixed payment will be reclaimed if pharmacy owners do not provide five clinical pathways consultations by the end of March 2024.

Pharmacy owners can sign up to provide the service from its commencement date and claim the initial fixed payment by making a declaration on the NHSBSA’s Manage Your Service (MYS) portal by 23:59 on 31st January 2024.

Declarations can be made from 1st December 2023.

Pharmacy owners who make the declaration on MYS before 23:59 on 31st December 2023 will receive the £2000 payment on 1st February 2024, with those that subsequently make a declaration before 23:59 on 31st January 2024 receiving the payment on 1st March 2024.

Consultation fees and monthly fixed payment

Pharmacies will be paid £15 per completed consultation.

From February 2024, in addition to the £15 consultation fee, a monthly fixed payment of £1,000 will be paid to pharmacy owners who meet a minimum activity threshold of clinical pathways consultations (the threshold will increase over time as set out below).

Month   Minimum number of clinical pathways consultations 
February 2024   1  
March 2024   5  
April 2024   5  
May 2024   10  
June 2024   10  
July 2024   10  
August 2024   20  
September 2024   20  
October 2024 onwards  30