April 2023 Price Concessions 1st Update


The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (18/04/2023) granted the following initial list of price concessions for April 2023:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Amisulpride 100mg tablets 60 £20.29
Amisulpride 50mg tablets 60 £13.09
Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 100 £4.01
Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £3.50
Amoxicillin 500mg capsules 15 £2.13
Amoxicillin 500mg capsules 21 £2.98
Bimatoprost 100micrograms/ml eye drops 3 £3.99
Cinnarizine 15mg tablets 84 £5.98
Clarithromycin 125mg/5ml oral suspension 70 £4.32
Clarithromycin 250mg tablets 14 £5.00
Clarithromycin 500mg tablets 14 £10.99
Clonidine 25microgram tablets 112 £20.62
Colecalciferol 1,000unit capsules 30 £7.95
Febuxostat 80mg tablets 28 £5.79
Flucloxacillin 250mg/5ml oral solution 100 £3.91
Fluoxetine 20mg/5ml oral solution 70 £14.63
Isotretinoin 20mg capsules 30 £12.50
Latanoprost 50micrograms/ml eye drops 2.5 £2.08
Mebeverine 135mg tablets 100 £7.85
Metoprolol 50mg tablets 28 £1.95
Mometasone 50micrograms/dose nasal spray 140 £3.39
Mycophenolate mofetil 500mg tablets 50 £8.53
Nebivolol 5mg tablets 28 £1.71
Nitrofurantoin 50mg tablets 28 £13.25
Perindopril erbumine 2mg tablets 30 £1.93
Perindopril erbumine 4mg tablets 30 £2.79
Perindopril erbumine 8mg tablets 30 £3.49
Quetiapine 25mg tablets 60 £1.65
Risperidone 500microgram tablets 20 £3.79
Tamsulosin 400microgram / Dutasteride 500microgram capsules 30 £17.79
Terbinafine 1% cream 15 £3.65
Tolterodine 2mg tablets 56 £4.89
Zopiclone 3.75mg tablets 28 £1.99

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 April 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

Support the call for more funding by recording the informal advice you provide over just one day.

Click Here