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An Advanced Service due to start October 2021 to support the NHS Long Term Plan ambitions for prevention of cardiovascular disease
Thiis service will have 2 stages
Contractors opting to provide the service must undertake both stages of it, where clinically required, it is not possible to just undertake stage 1 - clinic BP readings and not stage 2 - ABPM.
Service Specification: TBC
The fees for this service are as follows:
ABPM Completion Incentive
The incentive fees across years 3, 4 and 5 of CPCF for the service to encourage delivery of ABPM.
Pharmacies will need to reach a threshold number of ABPMs provided to trigger the incentive payment:
ABPM should be offered to all patients who are clinically indicated (have had a high BP result as part of their clinical check).
Pharmacies who sign up after year 2021/22 must achieve the ABPM activity threshold specified for the given financial year and will receive £1,000 as a first payment. If a contractor signs up in year 3 and fails to do 5 ABPMs, they can earn £1,000 by doing 15 ABPMs in year 4.
The incentive payments will be funded separately by NHSE&I to incentivise case finding in line with the ambition outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan.
Equipment used to deliver the service must be validated by the British and Irish Hypertension Society (BIHS), so contractors must use a ‘normal’ BP meter and an ABPM which are included on one of the two following BIHS lists:
The service must be delivered by the pharmacist (ongoing discussions). To provide the service, pharmacists must:
Additional optional training
CPPE hypertension gateway page of the CPPE website.
For further information visit the Hypertension Case Finding page on the PSNC website.