Detailed information on Part VIII of the Drug Tariff.
Category M prices
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced the Category M prices which will apply to prescriptions from 1 August 2018.
Category M reimbursement prices will be amended from 1 August 2018, which is outside of the usual three month cycle for updating these reimbursement prices:
- A reduction of £15 million per month was made to Category M reimbursement prices from August 2017 to begin to address an over delivery of medicine margin which is part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) funding for 2015/16 and 2016/17.
- Based on the information available at the time this reduction was agreed for twelve months with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) to July 2018.
- The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is now increasing Category M reimbursement prices from August 2018.
- DHSC and PSNC continue to work to complete the medicine margin assessment for 2017/18 and finalise the outturn for 2016/17, to inform any further adjustments in 2018/19.
- The near final outturn for 2016/17 medicine margin now indicates that there is still some margin to be recovered on top of the £15 million per month which was being recovered over the previous 12 months. This will be taken into account with the outturn for 2017/18, which is not due until the autumn. Thus, it is too early to say what further adjustments will be made and when.
Previous copies of Category M prices
Drug Tariff Part VIIIA in excel format
Previous copies of the Drug Tariff Part VIIIA
The Department of Health has announced the Part VIIIB prices which will apply to prescriptions from 1 August 2018
Previous copies of Part VIIIB Specials