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Drug Tariff Part VIII

Detailed information on Part VIII of the Drug Tariff. 

Category M prices

Changes to Category M reimbursement prices in Part VIIIA of the Drug Tariff

Category M reimbursement prices are being amended from 1 August 2019.

 

This is outside of the usual 3 monthly cycle, where Category M reimbursement prices are updated because the Department of Health and Social Care, with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee’s agreement, is increasing Category M reimbursement prices by £15 million per month.
 

 

This is informed by medicine margin survey and will be kept under review.

 

Category M Prices - October 2019 (Excel: 40KB)

 

Previous copies of Category M prices:

 

Category M Prices - August 2019 (Excel: 39KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2019 (Excel: 40KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 1 April 2019 (Excel: 39KB)Category M prices - Quarter 4 January 2019 (Excel: 39KB)


Category M reimbursement prices are being amended from 1 November 2018.

This is outside of the usual 3 monthly cycle, in which Category M reimbursement prices are updated because the Department of Health and Social Care, with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee’s agreement, is decreasing Category M reimbursement prices by £10 million per month for the remainder of 2018/19.

Informed by medicine margin survey results, this is to address an over delivery of medicine margin over the period 2015/16 to 2017/18, above the £800 million per year commitment.

​​​Category M prices November 2018 (Excel: 39KB)Category M prices - Quarter 3 October 2018 (Excel: 203KB)Category M prices - August 2018 (Excel: 39KB)

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.

Category M prices - Quarter 2 July 2018 (Excel: 194KB)Category M prices - Quarter 1 April 2018 (Excel: 30KB)Category M prices - Quarter 4 January 2018 (Excel: 30KB)Category M prices - Quarter 3 October 2017 (Excel: 30KB)Category M Prices - update for 1 August 2017 (Excel: 41KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2017 (Excel: 29KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 1 April 2017 (Excel: 29KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 4 January 2017 (Excel: 27KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 3 October 2016 (Excel: 30KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2016 (Excel: 29KB)Category M Prices - June 2016 (Excel: 29KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 1 April 2016 (Excel: 31KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 4 January 2016 (Excel: 30KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 3 October 2015 (Excel: 27KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2015 (Excel: 27KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 1 April 2015 (Excel: 26KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 4 January 2015 (Excel: 22KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 3 October 2014 (Excel: 75KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2014 (Excel: 21KB)