2024/25 Community Pharmacy Assurance Framework (CPAF) screening questionnaire

Pharmacy owners should soon receive confirmation from NHSBSA that the 2024/25 CPAF screening questionnaire will be available for completion from 1 July 2024 until midnight on Sunday 31 July 2024.

As a result of NHS regulations introduced at the end of 2020, completion of CPAF is now a requirement of the Terms of Service. Therefore, pharmacy owners must complete the screening questionnaire and, if required, the full CPAF questionnaire.

The short screening questionnaire consists of 10 questions. Pharmacy owners who use the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) Manage Your Service (MYS) portal will be required to complete the questionnaire on the portal. Those who are not yet signed up to MYS will be able to complete the questionnaire online.

The questions will be published on the NHSBSA website ahead of the 1st July 2024 go-live date to give pharmacy owners advance notice of these.