April 2023 Price Concessions Final Update

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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (28/04/2023) granted the following final list of price concessions for April 2023:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Amoxicillin 125mg/5ml oral suspension 100 £3.46
Amoxicillin 125mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £3.29
Baclofen 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 300 £5.99
Benzoyl peroxide 5% / Clindamycin 1% gel 30 £10.90
Benzoyl peroxide 5% / Clindamycin 1% gel 60 £21.80
Brimonidine 0.2% eye drops 5 £3.84
Brinzolamide 10mg/ml eye drops 5 £4.39
Chlorphenamine 2mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 150 £3.50
Co-amilofruse 2.5mg/20mg tablets 28 £4.60
Co-codamol 8mg/500mg effervescent tablets 32 £3.31
Co-codamol 8mg/500mg effervescent tablets 100 £10.34
Co-trimoxazole 80mg/400mg tablets 28 £3.88
Doxazosin 4mg modified-release tablets 28 £13.13
Flecainide 100mg tablets 60 £4.22
Flucloxacillin 250mg capsules 28 £2.80
Flucloxacillin 500mg capsules 28 £2.97
Ivabradine 2.5mg tablets 56 £43.96
Ivabradine 5mg tablets 56 £37.47
Lansoprazole 15mg orodispersible tablets 28 £3.06
Levetiracetam 100mg/ml oral solution sugar free 300 £10.55
Losartan 100mg / Hydrochlorothiazide 25mg tablets 28 £6.16
Methylphenidate 10mg tablets 30 £3.08
Miconazole 2% cream 30 £2.51
Nadolol 80mg tablets 28 £14.45
Naftidrofuryl 100mg capsules 84 £11.54
Nitrofurantoin 100mg tablets 28 £13.52
Omeprazole 10mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £1.62
Ondansetron 4mg tablets 10 £5.55
Oxycodone 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 250 £11.80
Paracetamol 250mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 200 £8.17
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 125mg/5ml oral solution 100 £9.49
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 125mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 100 £9.49
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg/5ml oral solution 100 £10.75
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 100 £10.75
Pramipexole 180microgram tablets 30 £7.75
Prednisolone 20mg/application foam enema 14 £225.44
Pregabalin 150mg capsules 56 £2.95
Pregabalin 300mg capsules 56 £4.38
Quinine sulfate 200mg tablets 28 £5.53
Sodium chloride 0.9% nebuliser liquid 2.5ml unit dose ampoules 20 £9.12
Sodium cromoglicate 2% eye drops 13.5 £2.69
Spironolactone 100mg tablets 28 £5.98
Spironolactone 50mg tablets 28 £3.93
Tamsulosin 400microgram modified-release capsules 30 £1.75
Trazodone 100mg capsules 56 £4.26
Trazodone 50mg capsules 84 £5.76
Trimethoprim 50mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £7.53
Valaciclovir 500mg tablets 10 £20.59
Valsartan 160mg capsules 28 £10.88
Venlafaxine 150mg modified-release capsules 28 £4.99
Venlafaxine 75mg modified-release capsules 28 £3.20
Venlafaxine 75mg modified-release tablets 30 £3.29

The DHSC previously announced (25/04/2023) the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Buprenorphine 8mg sublingual tablets sugar free 7 £4.41
Calcipotriol 0.005% / Betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% ointment 30 £9.23
Carbocisteine 375mg capsules 120 £7.24
Chloramphenicol 1% eye ointment 4 £5.20
Chlorpromazine 100mg tablets 28 £27.60
Chlorpromazine 25mg tablets 28 £26.50
Chlorpromazine 50mg tablets 28 £26.30
Cyclizine 50mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules 5 £10.95
Digoxin 125microgram tablets 28 £4.60
Digoxin 250microgram tablets 28 £3.99
Digoxin 62.5microgram tablets 28 £4.44
Docusate 50mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 300 £19.49
Flucloxacillin 125mg/5ml oral solution 100 £3.14
Flucloxacillin 250mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 100 £3.60
Hydroxychloroquine 200mg tablets 60 £4.28
Leflunomide 20mg tablets 30 £3.50
Mometasone 0.1% cream 30 £4.60
Mometasone 0.1% ointment 30 £4.37
Moxonidine 200microgram tablets 28 £5.80
Nebivolol 2.5mg tablets 28 £14.15
Omeprazole 20mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £2.45
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg tablets 28 £2.95
Pregabalin 75mg capsules 56 £2.30
Quetiapine 300mg tablets 60 £4.08
Ropinirole 250microgram tablets 12 £4.95
Tacrolimus 0.1% ointment 30 £21.89
Telmisartan 80mg tablets 28 £3.26
Topiramate 100mg tablets 60 £18.88
Topiramate 25mg tablets 60 £10.13
Topiramate 50mg tablets 60 £18.30
Trospium chloride 20mg tablets 60 £12.09
Venlafaxine 75mg tablets 56 £12.51
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg orodispersible tablets sugar free 6 £19.39
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg tablets 12 £28.20
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg tablets 6 £14.10

The DHSC previously announced (21/04/2023) the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Bicalutamide 150mg tablets 28 £3.99
Bisacodyl 5mg gastro-resistant tablets 60 £4.99
Bisoprolol 2.5mg tablets 28 £1.02
Cinacalcet 30mg tablets 28 £11.95
Clarithromycin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 70 £5.50
Clotrimazole 1% cream 20 £2.22
Clotrimazole 1% cream 50 £4.20
Co-amoxiclav 500mg/125mg tablets 21 £5.79
Co-careldopa 25mg/100mg tablets 100 £7.80
Co-codamol 30mg/500mg effervescent tablets 32 £3.36
Co-codamol 30mg/500mg effervescent tablets 100 £10.50
Desloratadine 5mg tablets 30 £4.30
Doxycycline 100mg capsules 8 £1.05
Finasteride 5mg tablets 28 £3.84
Frovatriptan 2.5mg tablets 6 £13.95
Gabapentin 600mg tablets 100 £25.50
Hydroxocobalamin 1mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules 5 £12.99
Lofepramine 70mg tablets 56 £13.49
Promethazine hydrochloride 25mg tablets 56 £30.80
Spironolactone 25mg tablets 28 £2.52
Tolterodine 1mg tablets 56 £3.22
Valsartan 40mg capsules 28 £7.51
Valsartan 80mg capsules 28 £8.75
Zopiclone 7.5mg tablets 28 £2.13

The DHSC previously announced (18/04/2023) the following list of price concessions:

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. You can subscribe to our mailing list to receive email updates of any 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