This PSNC Briefing provides contractors with guidance for the 2022/23 Pharmacy Quality Scheme (PQS) on meeting the following criteria, which are part of the Respiratory domain:
Use of a spacer in patients aged 5-15 years;
Personalised asthma action plans (PAAPs); and
Referrals for patients using three or more short-acting bronchodilator inhalers without a corticosteroid inhaler in six months.
The Briefing also contains four annexes which are available below as separate documents:
Annex A. suggested process for referrals for patients aged 5 years and above who do not have a Personalised Asthma Action Plan (PAAP) and/or children aged 5-15 years who have been prescribed a press and breathe pressurised MDI for asthma without a spacer
Annex B. suggested process for referring patients for an asthma review for patients who have had three or more short-acting bronchodilator inhalers dispensed without a corticosteroid within a six month period
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