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ePACT2 Report Information

This information will help you to put the data included within reports into context. You can find notes about how the data has been produced, for example, what is and what is not included in the data.

Itemised Prescribing Payment (IPP) report

The Itemised Prescribing Payment (IPP) Report shows the reimbursement costs for each prescribing organisation for prescriptions dispensed by pharmacy and appliance contractors.  It is used by NHS England to calculate the charge shown in the Cash Report for CCGs and by the NHSBSA to calculate charges to be invoiced to Hospital Trusts, Independent Sector Healthcare Providers (ISHPs) and Local Authorities. Any queries relating to the Cash Report should be emailed to


IPP uses actual cost in rows 1- 4 of the report therefore payments for containers (Drug Tariff Part IV) and out of  pocket expenses for identified prescribing are included in these rows. Payments for containers (Drug Tariff Part IV) and out of pocket expenses for dentists and national unidentified prescribers are included in line 7 - Elements for which resources have been retained centrally.

What is included in IPP Reports

There are 3 views of the report available, depending on your permissions.

  • National – (DHSC Only)
  • Area
  • Commissioner/Provider

National IPP Report

The National IPP Report is only available to the Department of Health and Social Care and NHSBSA users. It shows the consolidated figures for relevant organisations.

Area IPP Report

Area View shows the aggregate Area detail. It is possible to view Commissioner/Provider Report by clicking into the “Comm./Prov Individual Tab” and selecting the required Commissioner/Providier's name from “Drop down menu”. Note: access to the Area IPP Report is only available to authorised users approved by the named Area Team

Commissioner/Provider IPP Report

Commissioner/Provider View shows the detailed breakdown of reimbursement costs for individual Commissioner/Providers (including Hospital Trusts).  Note: access to an individual organisations IPP report is only available to authorised users approved by the named organisation.

The following lines are present on the report:

  • Line 1 - Practice/Comm./Prov. prescribing where the correct practice, cost centre or hospital unit could be identified.

The actual cost of prescribing in the named Commissioner/Provider by identified practice prescribers, Commissioner/Provider employed prescribers or hospital units i.e. GP, nurse, supplementary prescribers or hospital units, for the named dispensing month, which have been dispensed in primary care.

  • Line 2 - Unidentified prescribing where only the Commissioner/Provider could be identified.

Contains all Commissioner/Provider prescribing which has been dispensed in primary care that can not be linked to a specific prescriber or hospital unit but can be linked to the named Commissioner/Provider.

  • Line 3 - Deputising Services where only the Commissioner/Provider could be identified

Contains all deputising service prescribing which has been dispensed in primary care that can be linked to the named Commissioner/Provider.

  • Line 4 - Community Prescribing

Contains all prescribing issued under a community Nurse Prescribing Contract. Community Nurse Prescribing contracts were discontinued in April 2013 as part of NHS reforms.

  • Line 5 - Adjustments to Charge Statements - Please note, this line is currently not used.

The actual cost of adjustments caused by, for example, late notification of GP movements, computer produced prescriptions for a GP still being generated for a previous practice, and pricing errors.

  • Line 6 - Lost batch prescriptions - Please note, this line is currently not used.

The actual cost of lost batches as authorised by the Commissioner/Provider. From April 2013, Commissioner/Providers no longer authorise lost batches as this is now done by Area Teams.

  • Line 7 - Elements for which resources have been retained centrally

This is the proportional share per Commissioner/Provider of other costs based on prescribing which can not be directly attributed to practices. These costs include VAT, nationally unidentified prescribing, broken bulk, schedule adjustments, net cross boundary costs and out of pocket expenses, payments for containers for national unidentified prescribing and Urgent Medicine Supply (wef December 2016).


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Glossary of terms 

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Remuneration Report

Provides information to support the monitoring and management of remuneration payments for pharmaceutical services supplied by pharmacy and appliance contractors. This report only shows payments which relate to remuneration and include payments previously sourced from funding held centrally by the Department of Health, known as the global sum.

ePACT2 will hold data from April 2018 which will be updated on a monthly basis.

The Remuneration Report is split into two views:

  • All Values, which should be used for information purposes only and provides users with an overall view of remuneration for all the organisations which are linked to them, and
  • Recharge Values, showing only the remuneration which the organisation has been charged for.

The Recharge view is only available to organisations at Area Team level and above.


All remuneration costs are invoiced to the appropriate organisation with the exception of those relating to Clinical Commissioning Groups, which are recharged to NHS England.

Where a particular fee or an allowance cannot be directly attributable to a specific commissioner/provider, the activity and associated amount recharged is shared across all commissioner/providers. The basis for the sharing is in accordance with specified formulae which are listed in the Remuneration Report Glossary.

The fees column shows the number of identifiable fees which can be directly attributed to a commissioner/provider, Cost Centre or Hospital Unit. Fees are identified from the prescriber number or the commissioner/provider information included on the prescription form. Fees which cannot be attributed to a particular commissioner/provider are shared and shown under National Unidentified Prescribers.

Unidentified Prescriber shows the fees/allowances attributed to unidentified prescribers where a prescription form (FP10, FP10HP) does not contain sufficient detail to identify the prescriber but the commissioner/provider can be identified

Rumuneration Report Glossary