The PPE claim tab on NHSBSA’s MYS portal is now up and running as of the 13th of Jan 2021 for contractors to claim for purchase of aprons, gloves Type IIR masks and hand sanitiser throughout the pandemic.
There are two claims that you can make; one for the period between 27th Feb 2020 to 31st Oct 2020, and the other from the 1st of November 2020 to the 31st of December 2020 (if you have purchased PPE not using the DHSC PPE portal.) There is a standard claim you may make, banded depending on the number of items dispensed by a contractor, or if you have incurred costs greater than this you can make an exceptional claim but must have the evidence for this.
For more information visit PSNC https://psnc.org.uk/our-news/c-19-ppe-reimbursement-how-contractors-can-make-a-claim/
Please note there is a central claims process option also available for multiple pharmacies (with six or more pharmacies) so please check with your head office if you are claiming this way.
As of the 1st of January 2021, reimbursement for PPE will not be via this agreed mechanism. Free of charge PPE will continue to be available through the DHSC PPE portal.
PQS deadline is fast approaching, no doubt you and your teams have all been busy working your way through this. The declaration to be made between the 1st of Feb and the 26th of Feb 2021. Do not forget even if you claimed for the aspiration payment back in September/October, ensure you still make this claim through MYS.
Update: on 22nd December 2020, it was announced that the PQS Part 2 declaration will still take place as planned between 09:00 on 1st February 2021 and 23:59 on 26th February 2021, however, contractors will have until 30th June 2021 to complete any elements of the scheme they have declared as having met. Following their declaration, contractors will still receive any PQS payment due as part of the overall payment made by the NHSBSA to contractors on 1st April 2021.
Pandemic Delivery Service
With Lockdown 3.0 the Pandemic Delivery Service is back up and running as of the 5th of January 2021, do not forget to send your monthly claims via MYS before the 5th of the following month.
If you have not claimed for when the service was running between lockdown 2.0 (5th November to 3rd December) then a gentle reminder to please do so.