September 2022 Price Concessions Final Update

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The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (03/10/2022) granted the following list of price concessions for September 2022:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Clobetasol 500microgram / Neomycin 5mg / Nystatin 100,000units/g cream 30 £100.12
Clobetasol 500microgram / Neomycin 5mg / Nystatin 100,000units/g ointment 30 £100.12
Liothyronine 5microgram tablets 28 £100.94
Sodium fusidate 500mg powder and solvent for solution for infusion vials 1 £21.95

The DHSC previously announced (29/09/2022) the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Aripiprazole 10mg tablets 28 £78.00
Aripiprazole 15mg tablets 28 £45.00
Aripiprazole 1mg/ml oral solution 150 £105.87
Aripiprazole 5mg tablets 28 £37.55
Baclofen 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 300 £3.91
Citalopram 10mg tablets 28 £1.72
Citalopram 20mg tablets 28 £3.09
Clonidine 25microgram tablets 112 £19.18
Clotrimazole 500mg pessaries 1 £9.31
Co-trimoxazole 80mg/400mg tablets 28 £4.06
Desloratadine 5mg tablets 30 £3.65
Dorzolamide 20mg/ml eye drops 5 £4.61
Dosulepin 25mg capsules 28 £4.63
Esomeprazole 40mg gastro-resistant tablets 28 £5.21
Glyceryl trinitrate 500microgram sublingual tablets 100 £6.52
Ibandronic acid 150mg tablets 1 £2.53
Ipratropium bromide 500micrograms/2ml nebuliser liquid unit dose vials 20 £3.46
Mometasone 0.1% ointment 30 £4.14
Quinine sulfate 200mg tablets 28 £3.77
Rasagiline 1mg tablets 28 £9.56
Risedronate sodium 35mg tablets 4 £3.53
Risperidone 500microgram tablets 20 £1.50
Telmisartan 80mg tablets 28 £1.97
Temazepam 20mg tablets 28 £31.75
Trospium chloride 20mg tablets 60 £11.59
Venlafaxine 37.5mg tablets 56 £2.31
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg tablets 12 £4.68
Zolmitriptan 2.5mg tablets 6 £2.34

The DHSC previously announced (29/09/2022) the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Amisulpride 400mg tablets 60 £46.00
Benzydamine 0.15% oromucosal spray sugar free 30 £3.47
Bisoprolol 2.5mg tablets 28 £0.85
Bumetanide 1mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 150 £235.00
Calamine lotion 200 £1.28
Chlorphenamine 2mg/5ml oral solution 150 £2.93
Chlorphenamine 2mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 150 £3.10
Citalopram 40mg tablets 28 £1.60
Clindamycin 150mg capsules 24 £2.33
Co-dydramol 10mg/500mg tablets 100 £9.01
Co-dydramol 10mg/500mg tablets 30 £2.70
Desogestrel 75microgram tablets 84 £4.55
Escitalopram 20mg tablets 28 £1.99
Fluoxetine 20mg/5ml oral solution 70 £12.95
Fluoxetine 40mg capsules 30 £2.39
Frovatriptan 2.5mg tablets 6 £11.48
Hyoscine butylbromide 10mg tablets 56 £6.49
Ibandronic acid 50mg tablets 28 £93.24
Lercanidipine 10mg tablets 28 £3.71
Levetiracetam 100mg/ml oral solution sugar free 300 £21.28
Lisinopril 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 150 £198.00
Naproxen 250mg gastro-resistant tablets 56 £2.99
Naproxen 500mg gastro-resistant tablets 56 £6.05
Naratriptan 2.5mg tablets 6 £2.75
Naratriptan 2.5mg tablets 12 £5.50
Rabeprazole 10mg gastro-resistant tablets 28 £4.99
Rabeprazole 20mg gastro-resistant tablets 28 £10.63
Tamsulosin 400microgram / Dutasteride 500microgram capsules 30 £19.80
Telmisartan 40mg tablets 28 £1.99

The DHSC previously announced (23/09/2022) the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Aciclovir 400mg tablets 56 £3.08
Aciclovir 800mg tablets 35 £3.21
Atenolol 50mg tablets 28 £1.70
Carbocisteine 250mg/5ml oral solution 300 £5.90
Chloramphenicol 1% eye ointment 4 £4.27
Cilostazol 100mg tablets 56 £14.99
Clarithromycin 250mg tablets 14 £2.88
Clarithromycin 500mg tablets 14 £6.95
Cyclizine 50mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules 5 £8.90
Desmopressin 200microgram tablets 30 £22.10
Digoxin 125microgram tablets 28 £1.37
Digoxin 62.5microgram tablets 28 £1.37
Dihydrocodeine 30mg tablets 100 £5.54
Dihydrocodeine 30mg tablets 28 £1.55
Flucloxacillin 125mg/5ml oral solution 100 £1.85
Lamotrigine 100mg tablets 56 £2.05
Lamotrigine 50mg tablets 56 £2.06
Levetiracetam 1g tablets 60 £6.60
Levetiracetam 500mg tablets 60 £3.93
Oxycodone 5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free 250 £9.71
Paracetamol 250mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 200 £4.14
Paracetamol 500mg soluble tablets 24 £3.49
Paracetamol 500mg soluble tablets 100 £14.56
Rivastigmine 1.5mg capsules 28 £3.96
Rivastigmine 3mg capsules 28 £4.96
Sodium bicarbonate 500mg capsules 56 £3.99
Sulfasalazine 500mg gastro-resistant tablets 112 £61.60
Sulfasalazine 500mg tablets 112 £58.50
Telmisartan 20mg tablets 28 £4.77
Topiramate 100mg tablets 60 £5.11
Topiramate 25mg tablets 60 £2.53
Topiramate 50mg tablets 60 £3.70
Trimethoprim 50mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £8.95
Valsartan 40mg capsules 28 £3.50
Valsartan 80mg capsules 28 £5.80
Venlafaxine 75mg tablets 56 £16.62

The DHSC previously announced (21/09/2022) the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Exemestane 25mg tablets 30 £17.70
Ezetimibe 10mg tablets 28 £2.60
Famotidine 20mg tablets 28 £19.40
Famotidine 40mg tablets 28 £32.95
Febuxostat 80mg tablets 28 £3.05
Finasteride 5mg tablets 28 £6.51
Flucloxacillin 500mg capsules 28 £2.43
Fluoxetine 20mg capsules 30 £1.60
Gabapentin 100mg capsules 100 £3.30
Gabapentin 600mg tablets 100 £7.16
Hydralazine 25mg tablets 56 £4.55
Hydroxocobalamin 1mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules 5 £12.25
Ibuprofen 100mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £4.20
Isotretinoin 20mg capsules 30 £14.89
Lacidipine 2mg tablets 28 £2.95
Lacidipine 4mg tablets 28 £4.19
Lercanidipine 20mg tablets 28 £8.10
Methocarbamol 750mg tablets 100 £13.17
Mometasone 0.1% cream 100 £8.99
Mometasone 0.1% cream 30 £4.13
Mometasone 0.1% ointment 100 £9.85
Montelukast 4mg granules sachets sugar free 28 £6.79
Mycophenolate mofetil 500mg tablets 50 £8.75
Naftidrofuryl 100mg capsules 84 £10.59
Nebivolol 2.5mg tablets 28 £19.99
Nebivolol 5mg tablets 28 £1.72
Nizatidine 150mg capsules 30 £22.25
Norethisterone 5mg tablets 30 £8.05
Olmesartan medoxomil 40mg tablets 28 £4.04
Oxybutynin 5mg tablets 56 £2.00
Paroxetine 20mg tablets 30 £1.89
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg tablets 28 £2.69
Prasugrel 10mg tablets 28 £9.05
Prednisolone 5mg soluble tablets 30 £20.19
Promethazine hydrochloride 25mg tablets 56 £32.07
Rizatriptan 10mg tablets 3 £4.07
Solifenacin 10mg tablets 30 £2.30
Solifenacin 5mg tablets 30 £2.25
Tetracycline 250mg tablets 28 £7.64
Tizanidine 2mg tablets 120 £8.28
Tranexamic acid 500mg tablets 60 £7.20
Travoprost 40micrograms/ml / Timolol 5mg/ml eye drops 2.5 £5.75

The DHSC previously announced (20/09/2022) the following list of price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price concession
Alendronic acid 70mg tablets 4 £11.45
Amisulpride 100mg tablets 60 £13.94
Amisulpride 200mg tablets 60 £28.57
Amisulpride 50mg tablets 60 £9.20
Amorolfine 5% medicated nail lacquer 5 £7.34
Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 100 £2.40
Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml oral suspension sugar free 100 £2.69
Bimatoprost 100micrograms/ml eye drops 3 £3.75
Bisacodyl 5mg gastro-resistant tablets 60 £4.75
Brimonidine 0.2% eye drops 5 £4.72
Chlorpromazine 100mg tablets 28 £30.91
Chlorpromazine 25mg tablets 28 £30.93
Chlorpromazine 50mg tablets 28 £31.41
Clarithromycin 250mg/5ml oral suspension 70 £4.99
Dipyridamole 100mg tablets 84 £26.91
Duloxetine 30mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £4.60
Duloxetine 60mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £6.37
Escitalopram 10mg tablets 28 £1.95
Escitalopram 5mg tablets 28 £1.15
Temazepam 10mg tablets 28 £27.00

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.

To hear more on how the current price concessions system operates, pharmacy teams can now access a recording of PSNC’s recent webinar here.

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

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.

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