December 2022 Price Concessions 1st Update


The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (19/12/2022) granted the following initial list of price concessions for December 2022.

PSNC and DHSC are still working to finalise prices for several other drugs including some antibiotics reported to be unavailable at the prices listed in the December 2022 Drug Tariff. As soon as prices are finalised, these will be cascaded to contractors via PSNC’s website and email alerts.

Drug Pack Size Price Concession
Alendronic acid 70mg tablets 4 £4.63
Amisulpride 100mg tablets 60 £20.29
Amisulpride 200mg tablets 60 £33.92
Amisulpride 50mg tablets 60 £13.09
Amorolfine 5% medicated nail lacquer 5 £7.34
Aripiprazole 10mg tablets 28 £29.95
Aripiprazole 15mg tablets 28 £25.85
Atenolol 25mg tablets 28 £1.44
Benzydamine 0.15% mouthwash sugar free 300 £4.65
Benzydamine 0.15% oromucosal spray sugar free 30 £3.69
Bisacodyl 5mg gastro-resistant tablets 60 £4.99
Bisoprolol 2.5mg tablets 28 £1.18
Celecoxib 100mg capsules 60 £6.26
Chlorpromazine 100mg tablets 28 £29.83
Chlorpromazine 25mg tablets 28 £28.50
Chlorpromazine 50mg tablets 28 £29.51
Cilostazol 100mg tablets 56 £16.29
Citalopram 20mg tablets 28 £1.96
Citalopram 40mg/ml oral drops sugar free 15 £15.95
Clarithromycin 500mg tablets 14 £9.45
Clotrimazole 500mg pessaries 1 £10.35
Co-amilofruse 2.5mg/20mg tablets 28 £4.32
Co-trimoxazole 80mg/400mg tablets 28 £4.73
Desogestrel 75microgram tablets 84 £5.08
Donepezil 5mg tablets 28 £1.30
Escitalopram 10mg tablets 28 £1.99
Escitalopram 20mg tablets 28 £1.69
Escitalopram 5mg tablets 28 £1.15
Ezetimibe 10mg tablets 28 £1.99
Febuxostat 80mg tablets 28 £3.50
Finasteride 5mg tablets 28 £4.99
Fluoxetine 10mg capsules 30 £24.50
Fluoxetine 20mg capsules 30 £1.25
Fluoxetine 40mg capsules 30 £2.47
Gabapentin 100mg capsules 100 £3.53
Lacidipine 2mg tablets 28 £3.20
Lacidipine 4mg tablets 28 £4.24
Lamotrigine 100mg tablets 56 £2.54
Lamotrigine 50mg tablets 56 £2.57
Lercanidipine 20mg tablets 28 £7.93
Levetiracetam 1g tablets 60 £6.66
Mometasone 0.1% cream 100 £12.67
Mycophenolate mofetil 500mg tablets 50 £8.68
Naproxen 250mg gastro-resistant tablets 56 £2.76
Naproxen 500mg gastro-resistant tablets 56 £4.90
Nebivolol 2.5mg tablets 28 £18.20
Nebivolol 5mg tablets 28 £1.37
Norethisterone 5mg tablets 30 £7.43
Omeprazole 10mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £1.50
Oxycodone 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 250 £9.70
Paroxetine 20mg tablets 30 £1.63
Prednisolone 5mg soluble tablets 30 £62.00
Pregabalin 75mg capsules 56 £2.30
Quinine sulfate 200mg tablets 28 £4.80
Rasagiline 1mg tablets 28 £4.95
Risedronate sodium 35mg tablets 4 £3.24
Tamsulosin 400microgram / Dutasteride 500microgram capsules 30 £19.80
Telmisartan 80mg tablets 28 £2.99
Tranexamic acid 500mg tablets 60 £7.10
Valsartan 160mg capsules 28 £10.36

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

PSNC is seeking improvements to the current price concessions system following significant concerns raised by pharmacy contractors about the unsustainable level of prices, imposed by DHSC in the past few months, for certain medicines and has sent a strong and clear message back to Government that pharmacies cannot subsidise the NHS medicines bill, escalating this within the DHSC and insisting that they find urgent solutions.

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. Please note that PSNC cannot provide details of any generic products awaiting price concession approval from DHSC.

Contractors will be alerted to further updates to the price concession list through our website and via our e-news email.  If you wish to subscribe to our email list, you can receive an email as soon as any announcements are made.

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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