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Drug Tariff Part VIII

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 October 2018.
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Category M prices - Quarter 3 October 2018

Previous copies of Category M prices

Category M prices - 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.

Category M prices - Quarter 2 July 2018

Category M prices - Quarter 1 April 2018

Category M prices - Quarter 4 January 2018

Category M prices - Quarter 3 October 2017

Category M Prices - update for 1 August 2017

Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2017

Category M Prices - Quarter 1 April 2017Category M Prices - Quarter 4 January 2017 (27KB)Category M Prices - Quarter 3 October 2016 (30KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2016 (29KB)

Category M Prices - June 2016 (29KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 1 April 2016 (31KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 4 January 2016 (30KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 3 October 2015 (27KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2015 (27KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 1 April 2015 (26KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 4 January 2015 (22KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 3 October 2014 (75KB)

Category M Prices - Quarter 2 July 2014 (21KB)