November 2022 Price Concessions 1st Update

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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (18/11/2022) granted the following initial list of price concessions for November 2022:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 100 £2.69
Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £2.69
Benzydamine 0.15% mouthwash sugar free 300 £4.65
Bisacodyl 5mg gastro-resistant tablets 60 £4.99
Bisoprolol 2.5mg tablets 28 £1.15
Chlorpromazine 25mg tablets 28 £28.50
Citalopram 20mg tablets 28 £1.96
Cyclizine 50mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules 5 £10.81
Duloxetine 60mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £4.11
Escitalopram 5mg tablets 28 £1.15
Ezetimibe 10mg tablets 28 £1.99
Flucloxacillin 125mg/5ml oral solution 100 £1.89
Fluoxetine 10mg capsules 30 £24.95
Fluoxetine 20mg/5ml oral solution 70 £12.95
Gabapentin 100mg capsules 100 £3.30
Hydralazine 25mg tablets 56 £4.57
Lacidipine 2mg tablets 28 £3.05
Lamotrigine 25mg dispersible tablets sugar free 56 £23.53
Mometasone 0.1% ointment 30 £4.17
Mycophenolate mofetil 500mg tablets 50 £8.50
Naproxen 250mg gastro-resistant tablets 56 £2.70
Nebivolol 5mg tablets 28 £1.37
Paracetamol 500mg soluble tablets 24 £3.48
Paracetamol 500mg soluble tablets 100 £14.50
Rasagiline 1mg tablets 28 £5.05
Telmisartan 80mg tablets 28 £2.86
Temazepam 10mg tablets 28 £28.57
Valsartan 40mg capsules 28 £4.68
Valsartan 80mg capsules 28 £8.90

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

PSNC is still working with the DHSC to agree concessionary prices for other drugs reported to be unavailable at the stated November 2022 Drug Tariff price. Please note that PSNC cannot provide details of any generic products awaiting price concession approval from DHSC.

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.

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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