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improving the outcomes of their treatment is the core purpose of
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Our aim is to enable greater transparency with respect to CPSCs decision making with respect to service commissioning.
The RAG (red, amber & green) rating review is performed and agreed by the CPSC Services sub-committee for each newly proposed or re-commissioned service
The Service Checklist provides guidance and/or recommendations to contractors on whether to participate in each service. It reflects the key questions that are asked and assessed by the CPSC Service sub-committee with regard to the proposed service.
Each criteria question is RAG graded with comments made where appropriate. Once completed the overall service proposal is then RAG rated with respect to the CPSCs recommendation for participation and support of the service as follows:
The next step is to publish each 'Service Checklist’ to our pharmacy contractors 10 days (or another suitably agreed time period) after sending to the commissioner. We ask that a prompt response is made by the commissioner to us, and we make appropriate amendments to the checklist where revision has been negotiated and agreed.
Finally the service checklist is posted on our website and emailed directly to all applicable contractors, showing on the front page: