The SCR quality criterion for the November review point now states:
'On the day of the second review, the pharmacy can demonstrate a total increase in access to Summary Care Records (from Monday 3 October 2016 to Sunday 30 April 2017 compared to Monday 1 May 2017 to Sunday 26 November 2017).
Where the pharmacy can demonstrate total access to Summary Care Records of 100 times or more in both period 1 (Monday 3 October 2016 to Sunday 30 April 2017) and period 2 (Monday 1 May 2017 to Sunday 26 November 2017) they will have been deemed to have met this criterion whether there has been an increase or not.'
This amendment means that pharmacies who have accessed the SCR 100 times or more in both period 1 and period 2 will meet the SCR quality criterion, even if their usage has not increased.
Community pharmacy contractors are reminded that the SCR Useage calculator tool is now available to use ahead of the November 2017 review point.
For more information on SCR and Quality payments visit the PSNC website