August 2023 Price Concessions 3rd Update
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|Drug||Pack size||Price concession|
|Atorvastatin 10mg tablets||28||£2.05|
|Betahistine 16mg tablets||84||£8.85|
|Clarithromycin 125mg/5ml oral suspension||70||£4.10|
|Clarithromycin 250mg/5ml oral suspension||70||£5.50|
|Clonazepam 2mg tablets||100||£24.29|
|Dorzolamide 20mg/ml eye drops||5||£3.57|
|Eplerenone 25mg tablets||28||£11.20|
|Glycopyrronium bromide 200micrograms/1ml solution for injection ampoules||10||£9.93|
|Hydrocortisone 1% cream||15||£1.75|
|Hydrocortisone 1% cream||30||£3.50|
|Lansoprazole 30mg orodispersible tablets||28||£5.40|
|Mebeverine 50mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free||300||£214.96|
|Mercaptopurine 50mg tablets||25||£9.42|
|Methylphenidate 10mg tablets||30||£3.08|
|Metoprolol 50mg tablets||28||£3.20|
|Midazolam 10mg/2ml solution for injection ampoules||10||£6.19|
|Mometasone 0.1% cream||30||£3.70|
|Montelukast 10mg tablets||28||£1.50|
|Moxonidine 200microgram tablets||28||£5.35|
|Naftidrofuryl 100mg capsules||84||£10.65|
|Pantoprazole 40mg gastro-resistant tablets||28||£5.50|
|Rosuvastatin 5mg tablets||28||£1.03|
|Tamsulosin 400microgram / Dutasteride 500microgram capsules||30||£16.91|
For the full list of price concessions granted so far for August 2023 including any rolled over from July, please visit our webpage: cpe.org.uk/priceconcessions
No additional endorsements are required for price concessions. A price concession only applies for the month it is granted; any prices agreed for concessions requested late in the month will roll over into the following month.
We encourage pharmacies to report any problems obtaining a Part VIII product at or below the stated Drug Tariff price, using the online feedback form on the Community Pharmacy England website. Please include full details of the supplier and price paid for any products sourced above the Drug Tariff price. We will investigate the extent of the problem and, if appropriate, discuss the issue with DHSC.
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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 our recent webinar here.
Improvements to the price concession system
Following significant concerns raised by pharmacies about the unsustainable level of prices imposed by DHSC in second half of 2022, it was agreed that an urgent review of the price concession setting system would take place.
Since this announcement, we have sent a strong and clear message back to Government that pharmacies cannot continue to subsidise the NHS medicines bill. Following the review of the concessionary price process, a package of measures has been developed to improve the system.
One of the solutions agreed between us and DHSC is that from 1st 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.
Furthermore, from May 2023, DHSC has implemented a process to roll over prices to the following month for any concessions requested after the 23rd of the month provided these prices were agreed with us. We are also continuing to work with DHSC on how a ‘retrospective increased payment’ my apply, when appropriate. Further information regarding this concession ‘top-up’ mechanism will be issued once details are finalised.