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Reimbursement for PPE costs

From 1 January 2021, community pharmacies and Dispensing Appliance Contractors (DACs) can claim for the additional costs of coronavirus (COVID-19) related PPE bought between 27 February and 31 December 2020 for use in the delivery of NHS pharmaceutical services up to 31 March 2021.

The deadline to submit claims is 11.59pm on 12 February 2021.

The standard items that can be claimed are:

  • aprons
  • gloves
  • Type IIR masks
  • hand sanitiser

Between 27 February 2020 and 30 June 2020 any protective equipment used in substitution of unavailable standard items can be covered under standard claims.

Read the Drug Tariff determination to find out what you can claim for:

Drug Tariff Part VIA - Community Pharmacy Determination (PDF: 137KB)

Claims process for independent pharmacies

Submit your PPE reimbursement claim through the Manage Your Service (MYS) portal before 11:59pm on 12 February 2021.

Log in to MYS

Claims process for pharmacies with 6 or more branches and DACs 

Pharmacy and DACs branches that are part of a multiple should consult their head office on whether claims will be made at either branch or head office level.

To submit your claims:

  1. Download the claim form relevant to you.
  2. Complete the declaration on tab 1.
  3. Complete the claim form on tab 2.
  4. Send your completed claim form to nhsbsa.pharmacysupport@nhs.net before 11:59pm on 12 February 2021.

We are unable to process claims without a signed declaration.

Claim form for DACs (Excel: 107KB)

Claim form for pharmacies with six or more branches (Excel: 107KB)

Support

Contact nhsbsa.pharmacysupport@nhs.net if you need any support with your claim.