All community pharmacies in England were asked to complete 10 screening questions as part of NHS England Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF), and some contractors wiil be asked to complete the full CPAF questionnaire.

Pharmacies may be selected for the full CPAF questionnaire if, for example, they did not complete the screening questions or if there are concerns about the pharmacy relating to patient safety. Some pharmacies may also be selected to validate their answers to the screening questions.

Selected pharmacies will be notified on 7th November via email from NHS Business Services Authority. Pharmacies will have until 4th December to complete the full CPAF questionnaire on the  Monitoring Your Service (MYS) website. 

The full version of the CPAF questionnaire, which may be helpful to view before starting to complete it, can be found on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) website.

If you have a query about accessing or using this questionnaire, please email, including your pharmacy ODS/F code and pharmacy contact details.

From December 2022 to January 2023, NHS England will decide which pharmacies to visit as part of the CPAF process. A visit is more likely if a pharmacy has been selected to complete the full CPAF questionnaire, but the completed questionnaire does not provide NHS England with sufficient assurances of compliance and quality under the contractual framework.

For further information and the latest news on contract monitoring through CPAF, please visit our contract monitoring webpage.

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