November 2022 Price Concessions Final Update

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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (02/12/2022) granted the following final list of price concessions for November 2022:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Nitrofurantoin 100mg tablets 28 £14.61
Nitrofurantoin 50mg tablets 28 £13.27

The DHSC previously announced (30/11/2022) the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Aripiprazole 5mg tablets 28 £25.88
Atenolol 25mg tablets 28 £1.20
Atenolol 50mg tablets 28 £1.37
Calcipotriol 0.005% / Betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% ointment 30 £12.50
Cinacalcet 30mg tablets 28 £12.11
Clonidine 25microgram tablets 112 £20.41
Digoxin 125microgram tablets 28 £4.75
Digoxin 250microgram tablets 28 £2.18
Docusate 50mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 300 £19.10
Duloxetine 30mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £3.69
Hydroxocobalamin 1mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules 5 £12.16
Ibandronic acid 150mg tablets 1 £1.90
Levetiracetam 100mg/ml oral solution sugar free 300 £9.69
Nebivolol 2.5mg tablets 28 £18.84
Telmisartan 20mg tablets 28 £4.38
Tetracycline 250mg tablets 28 £11.76
Venlafaxine 37.5mg tablets 56 £4.36
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg tablets 6 £11.11
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg tablets 12 £22.22

The DHSC previously announced (29/11/2022) the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Bumetanide 1mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 150 £235.00
Celecoxib 100mg capsules 60 £5.72
Celecoxib 200mg capsules 30 £5.41
Chlorphenamine 2mg/5ml oral solution 150 £4.09
Chlorphenamine 2mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 150 £2.80
Citalopram 40mg/ml oral drops sugar free 15 £15.95
Clindamycin 150mg capsules 24 £4.42
Co-amilofruse 2.5mg/20mg tablets 28 £4.07
Co-amoxiclav 500mg/125mg tablets 21 £5.99
Domperidone 1mg/ml oral suspension sugar free 200 £47.90
Erythromycin ethyl succinate 500mg tablets 28 £13.49
Famotidine 40mg tablets 28 £35.44
Fluoxetine 40mg capsules 30 £2.47
Latanoprost 50micrograms/ml eye drops 2.5 £1.97
Liothyronine 5microgram tablets 28 £100.94
Methylphenidate 5mg tablets 30 £3.60
Mometasone 0.1% cream 30 £4.30
Mometasone 0.1% cream 100 £14.33
Mometasone 50micrograms/dose nasal spray 140 £4.49
Naratriptan 2.5mg tablets 6 £2.99
Naratriptan 2.5mg tablets 12 £5.98
Rivastigmine 3mg capsules 28 £4.75
Tolterodine 2mg tablets 56 £8.85
Topiramate 25mg tablets 60 £10.39
Topiramate 50mg tablets 60 £17.98
Yellow soft paraffin solid 500 £5.65

The DHSC previously announced (25/11/2022) the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Amoxicillin 500mg capsules 15 £1.85
Amoxicillin 500mg capsules 21 £2.59
Omeprazole 20mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £2.60
Prednisolone 5mg soluble tablets 30 £62.00
Pregabalin 25mg capsules 56 £1.69

The DHSC previously announced (22/11/2022) the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Alendronic acid 70mg tablets 4 £5.36
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
Baclofen 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 300 £6.00
Benzydamine 0.15% oromucosal spray sugar free 30 £3.80
Bimatoprost 100micrograms/ml eye drops 3 £3.81
Brimonidine 0.2% eye drops 5 £4.85
Carbocisteine 250mg/5ml oral solution 300 £9.00
Carbocisteine 375mg capsules 120 £17.04
Carvedilol 6.25mg tablets 28 £2.07
Chloramphenicol 1% eye ointment 4 £3.86
Chlorpromazine 100mg tablets 28 £28.36
Chlorpromazine 50mg tablets 28 £29.51
Cilostazol 100mg tablets 56 £15.56
Citalopram 10mg tablets 28 £1.29
Citalopram 40mg tablets 28 £1.48
Clarithromycin 250mg tablets 14 £3.35
Clarithromycin 500mg tablets 14 £7.64
Clotrimazole 1% cream 20 £2.50
Clotrimazole 500mg pessaries 1 £10.50
Co-codamol 30mg/500mg effervescent tablets 32 £2.88
Co-codamol 30mg/500mg effervescent tablets 100 £8.99
Colecalciferol 1,000unit capsules 30 £7.95
Co-trimoxazole 80mg/400mg tablets 28 £3.79
Desloratadine 5mg tablets 30 £5.99
Desogestrel 75microgram tablets 84 £5.08
Digoxin 62.5microgram tablets 28 £5.00
Dorzolamide 20mg/ml eye drops 5 £4.39
Dosulepin 25mg capsules 28 £4.99
Doxycycline 100mg capsules 8 £0.96
Escitalopram 10mg tablets 28 £1.99
Escitalopram 20mg tablets 28 £1.63
Febuxostat 80mg tablets 28 £3.40
Finasteride 5mg tablets 28 £4.99
Flucloxacillin 500mg capsules 28 £2.73
Fluoxetine 20mg capsules 30 £1.25
Fluoxetine 60mg capsules 30 £2.23
Frovatriptan 2.5mg tablets 6 £15.00
Gabapentin 600mg tablets 100 £12.50
Ivabradine 5mg tablets 56 £7.50
Lacidipine 4mg tablets 28 £4.18
Lamotrigine 100mg tablets 56 £2.19
Lamotrigine 50mg tablets 56 £2.43
Lercanidipine 20mg tablets 28 £8.21
Levetiracetam 1g tablets 60 £6.68
Levetiracetam 500mg tablets 60 £4.62
Mebeverine 135mg tablets 100 £3.70
Naftidrofuryl 100mg capsules 84 £11.00
Naproxen 500mg gastro-resistant tablets 56 £5.57
Norethisterone 5mg tablets 30 £7.65
Oxybutynin 5mg tablets 56 £2.20
Oxycodone 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 250 £9.71
Paracetamol 250mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 200 £9.81
Paroxetine 20mg tablets 30 £1.64
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg tablets 28 £2.45
Pregabalin 150mg capsules 56 £2.43
Pregabalin 300mg capsules 56 £3.33
Pregabalin 50mg capsules 84 £2.36
Pregabalin 75mg capsules 56 £2.30
Promethazine hydrochloride 25mg tablets 56 £34.19
Quinine sulfate 200mg tablets 28 £4.50
Rabeprazole 10mg gastro-resistant tablets 28 £6.68
Rabeprazole 20mg gastro-resistant tablets 28 £11.34
Risedronate sodium 35mg tablets 4 £3.59
Risperidone 500microgram tablets 20 £3.83
Tamsulosin 400microgram / Dutasteride 500microgram capsules 30 £19.80
Telmisartan 40mg tablets 28 £2.50
Temazepam 20mg tablets 28 £34.93
Topiramate 100mg tablets 60 £6.16
Tranexamic acid 500mg tablets 60 £7.10
Travoprost 40micrograms/ml / timolol 5mg/ml eye drops 2.5 £5.99
Trospium chloride 20mg tablets 60 £12.95
Venlafaxine 75mg tablets 56 £13.65

The DHSC previously announced (18/11/2022) the following list of price concessions:

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 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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