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Drug Tariff Part VIC – Advanced Services – April 2023

From 1 April 2023 there will be amendments to Part VIC of the Drug Tariff to align with recent changes to service specifications for Advanced Services.

From 1 April 2023 pharmacy technicians will be able to perform blood pressure checks as part of the NHS Community Pharmacy Hypertension Case-Finding Advanced Service and deliver the NHS Community Pharmacy Smoking Cessation Advanced Service. The Drug Tariff has been amended, where necessary, to reflect this and includes the amendments to The Pharmaceutical Services (Advanced and Enhanced Services) (Amendment) (England) Directions 2023.

In agreement with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), the NHSCB will not commission the national Community Pharmacy Hepatitis C Antibody Testing Service beyond 31 March 2023.