View Drug Tariff Part IX
Proposed update to Specification 40
The Department of Health and Social Care, the NHS Business Services Authority and representative from the medical devices industry have worked together to update Drug Tariff Specification 40 – Graduated Compression Hosiery, which currently does not reflect the requirements and test methods outlined in the current BSI Standards 661210:2018. Once the draft proposal (PDF: 108KB) is finalised, the NHS England and Wales Drug Tariff will be updated with the revised specification.
If you have any comments, questions or concerns regarding this update specification, please email firstname.lastname@example.org marked ‘Specification 40 enquiry’, and feedback will be discussed and responded to as soon as we can. The final date to send this in is 15 July 2022.
Detailed information on Part IX of the Drug Tariff
Making an application for a Part IX listing or to request a change to a current listing
Tracking your Part IX application
(Last updated 4 July 2022)
We're currently reviewing applications for listing in Part IX of the Drug Tariff acknowledged on 17 May 2022. There are 14 applications awaiting assessment.
47 applications require further information from the manufacturer.
Part IX price increase mechanism
Applications for price increases should be sent by companies so as to be received by NHS Prescription Services two months before the price rise is intended to take effect; for example price rises requested between 1 November and 30 November will be effective for the February Drug Tariff.
A Part IX price increase request template (Excel: 38KB) may be downloaded and submitted to email@example.com
Companies cannot request a price increase earlier than two months before it takes effect.
Please note that from the 4 May 2022 the price increase mechanism will revert to that outlined in Annex C of ‘An Introduction to Part IX of the Drug Tariff'. The current GDP value is 2.41%.
All generic products will continue to receive their price increase in June each year.
Part IX Annual review
Part IXA: appliances not available at the Drug Tariff listed price
NHS Prescription services would be interested to know from any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractors who are unable to obtain Part IXA appliances at the Drug Tariff listed price.
If you are a contractor and unable to obtain an item listed in Part IXA at the price listed from your normal wholesaler, or directly from the manufacturer/supplier, email the NHSBSA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part IXR: chemical reagents annual declaration form
If you have declared you are providing free services to support patients’ use of blood glucose detection strips, you must make an annual declaration. These services include, for example, one or more of supply of educational material, meters and the provision of helplines.
Representation regarding the withdrawal of services must be made to the Drug Tariff Team at NHS Prescription Services at least six weeks before the self-declaration date.
The self-declaration form is intended to be the most practical approach administratively and the fairest in terms of our openness to listen to future representations.
Failure to provide the self-declaration form or a change to the level of service provided without prior agreement by the Department of Health and Social Care may result in a further price reduction being applied from the first of the month in which the services were to have been provided.
The CRSDF01 form (Word: 238KB) allows manufacturers to confirm service provision until 31 March 2023 and should be received by the NHS Business Services Authority by 28 February 2022.
The next form covering 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 will be due by 28 February 2023. This will be available on this website from early 2023.
Declaration for Advanced Services
In line with the current arrangements for reimbursement of products in Part IX and remuneration, dispensing appliance contractors (DACs) and pharmacy contractors may choose to provide either one or both of the following advanced services:
- stoma appliance customisation
- appliance use reviews
DACs and pharmacy contractors wishing to provide either one or both Advanced Services must make an initial, one-off declaration to NHS Prescription Services stating their intentions.
To declare your intentions, submit the Advanced Services declaration form (Word: 238KB) to NHS Prescription Services.
Completed applications must be with NHS Prescription Services no later than the last day of the month prior to the month in which the services are intended to be provided.
A DAC or pharmacy contractor who wishes to offer the Advanced Services of stoma customisation and/or AURs will also need to notify the relevant Area Team of their intention to provide advanced services.
If a DAC or pharmacy contractor wishes to withdraw stoma customisation, 3 months' notice must be given to both NHS Prescription Services and the relevant Area Team of their intention to do so.
Advanced Services requirements are set out in The Pharmaceutical Services (Advanced and Enhanced Services) (England) Directions 2013 in Part VIC of the Drug Tariff.