QCPP set for transition to ‘Quality Care 2020’

The Quality Care Pharmacy Program (QCPP) is expected to transition to the Quality Care 2020 framework from July 1, 2020.

Quality Care 2020 has made significant changes to the QCPP, which gives a framework for community pharmacies to provide quality, safe and consistent professional services and consumer care.

It’s expected that Quality Care 2020 will align the QCPP requirements with the latest Australian Quality Care Community Pharmacy Standard and contemporary industry practice.

In line with the importance of pharmacies being across these enhancements, to plan and prepare for 2020 and beyond, an information session covering the changes will be held at APP2020 on the Gold Coast in March.

According to the Program Sponsor for Quality Care 2020, Colm Maguire, the conference session will help pharmacies plan their QCPP assessments during the transition.

“The APP conference is a great opportunity to ensure you’re well placed to undergo your QCPP assessments in the enhanced Quality Care 2020 program,” he said.

“Our team will explain the changes and improvements that have been developed to support your pharmacy in 2020.”

QCPP Reform Working Group Chair Simon Blacker added: “We are passionate about the opportunity to improve quality in pharmacy through Quality Care 2020.

“The changes in Quality Care 2020 will help community pharmacy be more innovative and continue its leading role in delivering primary healthcare into the future, while considering patient health outcomes with regards to safety and quality.”

Pharmacy portal

As part of the enhancements, a pharmacy portal will be made available to all QCPP accredited pharmacies from January 2020.

The portal will include:

  • Features to manage QCPP account and assessment arrangements.
  • Access to Quality Care 2020 program materials, information and resources.

To ensure access to the portal, pharmacy owners must complete the pre-registration form by this Sunday (December 1). The form can be accessed at: www.qcpp.com.

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