January 2024 Price Concessions – Final Update

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Following discussions between Community Pharmacy England and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) regarding medicine pricing issues reported by pharmacy owners, the Department has today (31/01/2024) announced the following final list of price concessions for January 2024:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 100 £2.45
Anastrozole 1mg tablets 28 £1.38
Aripiprazole 10mg tablets 28 £13.34
Aripiprazole 15mg tablets 28 £13.75
Aripiprazole 5mg tablets 28 £11.32
Baclofen 10mg tablets 84 £1.99
Benzydamine 0.15% mouthwash sugar free 300 £4.79
Benzylpenicillin 600mg powder for solution for injection vials 2 £6.01
Cabergoline 500microgram tablets 8 £17.16
Calcium and Ergocalciferol tablets 28 £50.48
Carbocisteine 250mg/5ml oral solution 300 £7.49
Carbocisteine 375mg capsules 120 £4.80
Carbomer ‘980’ 0.2% eye drops 10 £3.19
Chlorphenamine 2mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 150 £3.65
Clarithromycin 125mg/5ml oral suspension 70 £4.04
Clarithromycin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 70 £5.47
Clarithromycin 500mg tablets 14 £7.68
Clobazam 10mg tablets 30 £4.99
Co-amoxiclav 250mg/62mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £2.20
Co-amoxiclav 500mg/125mg tablets 21 £3.47
Co-careldopa 12.5mg/50mg tablets 90 £4.26
Co-careldopa 25mg/100mg tablets 100 £9.70
Co-codamol 30mg/500mg capsules 100 £6.39
Dexamfetamine 5mg tablets 28 £22.34
Digoxin 250microgram tablets 28 £2.68
Digoxin 62.5microgram tablets 28 £2.73
Donepezil 5mg tablets 28 £1.87
Dorzolamide 20mg/ml / Timolol 5mg/ml eye drops 5 £4.83
Dorzolamide 20mg/ml eye drops 5 £3.14
Duloxetine 60mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £2.89
Eplerenone 50mg tablets 28 £4.38
Esomeprazole 40mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £3.82
Etoricoxib 60mg tablets 28 £13.55
Etoricoxib 90mg tablets 28 £5.43
Ezetimibe 10mg tablets 28 £15.86
Famotidine 20mg tablets 28 £17.84
Famotidine 40mg tablets 28 £28.51
Fenofibrate micronised 160mg tablets 28 £3.29
Flucloxacillin 500mg capsules 28 £2.41
Hydrocortisone 1% cream 15 £2.24
Hydrocortisone 1% cream 30 £4.48
Hydrocortisone 10mg tablets 30 £1.98
Ispaghula husk 3.5g effervescent granules sachets gluten free sugar free 30 £6.32
Ketoconazole 2% shampoo 120 £18.23
Lansoprazole 30mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £1.30
Latanoprost 50micrograms/ml / Timolol 5mg/ml eye drops 2.5 £10.77
Lofepramine 70mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 150 £147.74
Lorazepam 500microgram tablets 28 £18.27
Memantine 10mg/ml oral solution sugar free 50 £45.46
Memantine 20mg tablets 28 £1.36
Mercaptopurine 50mg tablets 25 £8.99
Mycophenolate mofetil 500mg tablets 50 £6.13
Nebivolol 2.5mg tablets 28 £11.64
Nebivolol 5mg tablets 28 £6.55
Ondansetron 4mg tablets 10 £3.99
Oxycodone 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 250 £8.91
Permethrin 5% cream 30 £15.29
Piroxicam 0.5% gel 60 £1.97
Pregabalin 200mg capsules 84 £3.18
Primidone 250mg tablets 100 £85.97
Prochlorperazine 3mg buccal tablets 50 £8.90
Pyridostigmine bromide 60mg tablets 200 £22.06
Quinine sulfate 200mg tablets 28 £8.19
Rasagiline 1mg tablets 28 £44.99
Rivastigmine 1.5mg capsules 28 £2.69
Rizatriptan 10mg orodispersible tablets sugar free 3 £9.67
Ropinirole 1mg tablets 84 £32.83
Ropinirole 2mg tablets 28 £28.19
Salbutamol 2.5mg/2.5ml nebuliser liquid unit dose vials 20 £15.21
Sodium chloride 0.9% nebuliser liquid 2.5ml unit dose ampoules 20 £9.50
Sulpiride 200mg tablets 30 £3.26
Sulpiride 200mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 150 £98.66
Tacrolimus 0.1% ointment 30 £18.87
Tacrolimus 0.1% ointment 60 £37.74
Tamsulosin 400microgram / Dutasteride 500microgram capsules 30 £17.78
Trospium chloride 20mg tablets 60 £10.83

For the full list of price concessions granted for January 2024, please visit our webpage: cpe.org.uk/priceconcessions. Please  subscribe to our mailing list to receive email updates of any price concessions.

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.

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 Medicines Supply and Concessions Briefing 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’ may apply, where appropriate. Further information regarding this concession ‘top-up’ mechanism will be issued once details are finalised.

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