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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

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced the Category M prices which will apply to prescriptions from 1 January 2024.

Category M Prices - Quarter 4 January 2024 (Excel:48KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 4 January 2024 (CSV:40KB)

Previous copies of Category M prices

Category M for October 2023 contains adjustments for underlying market prices (between April – June 2023) and the result of the margin survey (latest result up until end of March 2023). As well as the adjustments for market prices, medicine margin will be adjusted downwards by £21 million per quarter through Category M reimbursement prices.

Category M Prices - Quarter 3 October 2023 (Excel:52KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 3 October 2023 (CSV:41KB)

Category M adjustments for July 2023 reflect:

  • an adjustment of -£23.8m, in light of the results of the margin survey (latest result up until end of December 2022), and the phasing down of the additional £100m agreed across years 4 and 5 as part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework.
  • uplifts for underlying market prices (between January – March 2023).

Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2023 (Excel:48KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2023 (CSV:40KB)

Category M for April 2023 contains adjustments for underlying market prices (between October-December 2022) and the result of the margin survey (latest result up until end of September 2022). It also contains an element, with the aim of delivering the additional £100 million agreed across years 4 and 5 as part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework.

Category M Prices - Quarter 1 April 2023 (Excel:53KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 1 April 2023 (CSV:39KB)Category M for January contains adjustments for underlying market prices and the result of the margin survey, with the aim of delivering the remainder of the £50 million of the additional £100 million agreed across years 4 and 5 as part of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework.

Category M Prices - Quarter 4 January 2023 (Excel: 46KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 4 January 2023 (CSV: 38KB)​​​

As part of the delivery of non-recurrent additional investment into funding of the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework of £100 million over the 2 financial years 2022 to 2023 and 2023 to 2024 to be delivered by medicine margin, Category M December reimbursement prices have received an upward adjustment.

Category M Prices - December 2022 (Excel: 53KB)Category M Prices - December 2022 (CSV: 41KB)

The Department of Health and Social Care is announcing that from 1 October 2022, medicine margin will be adjusted upwards by £6.7 million per quarter (circa 2.23 million per month) through Category M reimbursement prices.

Category M Prices - Quarter 3 October 2022 (Excel: 54KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 3 October 2022 (CSV: 41KB)​​​​​​

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced the Cat M prices which will apply to prescriptions from 1 July 2022.

Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2022 (Excel: 54KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2022 (CSV: 41KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 1 April 2022 (Excel: 45KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 1 April 2022 (CSV: 41KB)

The Department of Health and Social Care is announcing that from 1 January 2022, medicine margin will be adjusted downwards by £49.3 million per quarter (circa £16.4 million per month) through Category M reimbursement prices.

Category M Prices - Quarter 4 January 2022 (Excel: 47KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 4 January 2022 (CSV: 41KB)

The Department of Health and Social Care is announcing that from 1 October 2021, medicine margin will be adjusted downwards by £26.8 million per quarter (circa £8.9 million per month) through Category M reimbursement prices.

Category M Prices - Quarter 3 October 2021 (Excel:55KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 3 October 2021 (CSV:40KB)

The Department of Health and Social Care is announcing that from 1 July 2021, medicine margin will be adjusted downwards by £48.9 million per quarter (circa £16.3 million per month) through Category M reimbursement prices.

Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2021 (Excel:46KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2021 (CSV:40KB)

The Department of Health and Social Care is announcing that from 1 April 2021, medicine margin will be adjusted upwards by £10.4 million per quarter (circa £3.47 million per month) through Category M reimbursement prices.

Category M Prices - Quarter 1 April 2021 (updated) (Excel:48KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 1 April 2021 (updated) (CSV:40KB)​​​​​​

The Department of Health and Social Care is announcing that from 1 January 2021, medicine margin will be adjusted upwards by £27.2 million per quarter (£9.07 million per month) through Category M reimbursement prices.

Category M Prices - Quarter 4 January 2021 (Excel:40KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 4 January 2021 (CSV:40KB)

The Department of Health and Social Care is announcing that from 1 October 2020, medicine margin will be adjusted downwards by £23.3 million per quarter (£7.77 million per month) through Category M reimbursement prices.

Category M Prices - Quarter 3 October 2020 (Excel:41KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2020 (Excel:41KB)​​​​​​

Category M reimbursement prices are being increased by £15 million per month from 1 June 2020. This is outside of the usual 3 monthly cycle for Category M reimbursement price updates.Category M Prices - June 2020 (Excel:40KB)​​Category M Prices - Quarter 1 April 2020 (updated) (Excel: 40KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 4 January 2020 (Excel: 40KB)​​​​​​Category M Prices - Quarter 3 October 2019 (Excel: 40KB)

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

Part VIIIA

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced the Part VIIIA prices which will apply to prescriptions from 1 March 2024.

March 2024 (Excel:267KB)

March 2024 (CSV:442KB)

Previous copies of the Drug tariff Part VIIIA

February 2024 (Excel:257KB)

February 2024 (CSV:442KB)January 2024 (Excel:256KB)

January 2024 (CSV:441KB)December 2023 (Excel:256KB)December 2023 (CSV:441KB)

November 2023 (Excel:257KB)November 2023 (CSV:440KB)

October 2023 (Excel:257KB)

October 2023 (CSV:439KB)September 2023 (Excel:265KB)

September 2023 (CSV:438KB)​​​​​​August 2023 (Excel: 264KB)August 2023 (CSV: 438KB)July 2023 (Excel:260KB)July 2023 (CSV:438KB)​​​​​​June 2023 (Excel:259KB)June 2023 (CSV:435KB)

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