May 2023 Price Concessions 3rd Update

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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (26/05/2023) granted the following list of price concessions for May 2023:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Aciclovir 800mg tablets 35 £4.60
Amiloride 5mg tablets 28 £13.15
Bisacodyl 5mg gastro-resistant tablets 60 £4.45
Buprenorphine 8mg sublingual tablets sugar free 7 £4.40
Clarithromycin 125mg/5ml oral suspension 70 £4.20
Co-amilofruse 2.5mg/20mg tablets 28 £4.60
Colecalciferol 1,000unit capsules 30 £7.95
Enalapril 2.5mg tablets 28 £7.74
Pramipexole 88microgram tablets 30 £2.59
Prochlorperazine 3mg buccal tablets 50 £7.16
Prochlorperazine 5mg tablets 28 £1.91
Tacrolimus 0.1% ointment 30 £25.92
Tacrolimus 0.1% ointment 60 £39.45
Tizanidine 2mg tablets 120 £8.91

The DHSC previously announced (24/05/2023) the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Amoxicillin 125mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £3.42
Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £3.50
Atorvastatin 20mg tablets 28 £1.56
Bimatoprost 100micrograms/ml eye drops 3 £3.99
Clarithromycin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 70 £5.38
Desogestrel 75microgram tablets 84 £3.45
Flecainide 100mg tablets 60 £4.22
Hydroxychloroquine 200mg tablets 60 £5.45
Ivabradine 2.5mg tablets 56 £49.00
Ivabradine 5mg tablets 56 £29.98
Latanoprost 50micrograms/ml eye drops 2.5 £2.08
Losartan 100mg / Hydrochlorothiazide 25mg tablets 28 £6.13
Nitrofurantoin 100mg tablets 28 £14.15
Nitrofurantoin 50mg tablets 28 £12.52
Omeprazole 10mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £1.95
Oxycodone 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 250 £12.00
Perindopril erbumine 8mg tablets 30 £3.40
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg tablets 28 £3.10
Pramipexole 180microgram tablets 30 £11.00
Promethazine hydrochloride 25mg tablets 56 £30.90
Risperidone 500microgram tablets 20 £3.26
Sodium cromoglicate 2% eye drops 13.5 £3.10
Spironolactone 50mg tablets 28 £3.99
Terbinafine 1% cream 30 £3.78
Topiramate 100mg tablets 60 £17.90
Topiramate 50mg tablets 60 £18.25
Trimethoprim 50mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £8.20
Valaciclovir 500mg tablets 10 £20.59

The DHSC previously announced (18/05/2023) the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Amisulpride 100mg tablets 60 £19.60
Amisulpride 50mg tablets 60 £12.34
Benzoyl peroxide 5% / Clindamycin 1% gel 30 £11.45
Benzoyl peroxide 5% / Clindamycin 1% gel 60 £22.90
Bicalutamide 150mg tablets 28 £4.00
Bisoprolol 2.5mg tablets 28 £0.99
Brimonidine 0.2% eye drops 5 £4.20
Calcipotriol 0.005% / Betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% ointment 30 £12.13
Chloramphenicol 1% eye ointment 4 £5.20
Chlorpromazine 100mg tablets 28 £24.95
Chlorpromazine 25mg tablets 28 £24.99
Chlorpromazine 50mg tablets 28 £25.45
Clarithromycin 500mg tablets 14 £9.95
Clotrimazole 1% cream 20 £1.89
Clotrimazole 1% cream 50 £3.71
Co-amoxiclav 500mg/125mg tablets 21 £5.25
Co-careldopa 25mg/100mg tablets 100 £7.49
Desloratadine 5mg tablets 30 £3.82
Digoxin 125microgram tablets 28 £3.99
Digoxin 250microgram tablets 28 £3.80
Digoxin 62.5microgram tablets 28 £4.64
Doxycycline 100mg capsules 8 £0.99
Febuxostat 80mg tablets 28 £3.95
Finasteride 5mg tablets 28 £3.82
Flucloxacillin 125mg/5ml oral solution 100 £2.87
Flucloxacillin 250mg/5ml oral solution 100 £3.91
Flucloxacillin 250mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 100 £3.59
Fluoxetine 20mg/5ml oral solution 70 £12.05
Frovatriptan 2.5mg tablets 6 £13.07
Gabapentin 600mg tablets 100 £22.50
Hydroxocobalamin 1mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules 5 £12.00
Isotretinoin 20mg capsules 30 £12.35
Lansoprazole 15mg orodispersible tablets 28 £3.09
Leflunomide 20mg tablets 30 £3.43
Levetiracetam 100mg/ml oral solution sugar free 300 £10.55
Lofepramine 70mg tablets 56 £13.46
Mebeverine 135mg tablets 100 £7.09
Mometasone 0.1% cream 30 £4.25
Mometasone 0.1% ointment 30 £4.59
Mometasone 50micrograms/dose nasal spray 140 £2.99
Moxonidine 200microgram tablets 28 £5.79
Mycophenolate mofetil 500mg tablets 50 £8.42
Naftidrofuryl 100mg capsules 84 £11.82
Nebivolol 2.5mg tablets 28 £14.19
Omeprazole 20mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £2.25
Perindopril erbumine 2mg tablets 30 £1.69
Perindopril erbumine 4mg tablets 30 £2.53
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 125mg/5ml oral solution 100 £9.25
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg/5ml oral solution 100 £9.95
Pregabalin 150mg capsules 56 £2.85
Pregabalin 300mg capsules 56 £3.88
Pregabalin 75mg capsules 56 £2.13
Quetiapine 300mg tablets 60 £4.08
Ropinirole 250microgram tablets 12 £5.82
Spironolactone 25mg tablets 28 £2.11
Tamsulosin 400microgram / Dutasteride 500microgram capsules 30 £17.37
Tamsulosin 400microgram modified-release capsules 30 £1.50
Telmisartan 80mg tablets 28 £3.02
Terbinafine 1% cream 15 £3.65
Tolterodine 1mg tablets 56 £2.84
Topiramate 25mg tablets 60 £8.75
Trospium chloride 20mg tablets 60 £12.06
Valsartan 40mg capsules 28 £6.75
Valsartan 80mg capsules 28 £8.01
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg orodispersible tablets sugar free 6 £19.39
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg tablets 6 £13.95
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg tablets 12 £27.90
Zopiclone 3.75mg tablets 28 £1.99
Zopiclone 7.5mg tablets 28 £1.69

No additional endorsements are required for price concessions. A price concession only applies for the month in which it is granted.

If you have problems obtaining a Part VIII product at the stated Drug Tariff price, please report the issue using the online feedback form on the PSNC website. Please include full details of the supplier and price paid for any products sourced above the Drug Tariff price. PSNC will investigate the extent of the problem and, if appropriate, discuss the issue with DHSC. PSNC is still working with the DHSC to agree concessionary prices for other drugs reported to be unavailable at the stated May 2023 Drug Tariff price. Please note that PSNC cannot provide details of any generic products awaiting price concession approval from DHSC. Further updates to the price concession list will be published on our  website. You can also subscribe to our mailing list to receive email updates of any further price concessions.

As part of the Year 4 & 5 funding settlement for community pharmacy, it was agreed that an urgent review of the price concession setting system would take place following significant concerns raised by pharmacy contractors about the unsustainable level of prices, imposed by Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in the past few months, for certain medicines. Since this announcement, PSNC has been working with DHSC officials to find urgent solutions to improve the price concessions system. One of the changes agreed between PSNC and DHSC is that from 1 April 2023 all products granted a concessionary price will be classified as ‘Discount Not Deducted’ for the month(s) in which they are on concession. PSNC has sent a strong and clear message back to Government that pharmacies cannot continue to subsidise the NHS medicines bill and is in discussion with DHSC about other improvements to the price concession system.

Further information on price concessions and FAQs about the process involved can be found on our website (cpe.org.uk/priceconcessions). To hear more on how the current price concessions system operates, pharmacy teams can now access a recording of PSNC’s recent webinar here

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