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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 Prices - Quarter 2 July 2020 (Excel:41KB)

Previous copies of Category M prices:

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)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)

Part VIIIA

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced the Part VIIIA prices which will apply to prescriptions from 1 August 2020.

August 2020 (Excel:235KB)August 2020 (CSV:380KB)

Previous copies of the Drug Tariff Part VIIIA:

July 2020 (Excel: 241KB)June 2020 (Excel: 239KB)May 2020 (updated) (Excel: 237KB)April 2020 (updated) (Excel: 238KB)March 2020 (Excel: 239KB)February 2020 (Excel: 236KB)January 2020 (Excel: 234KB)December 2019 (Excel: 234KB)November 2019 (Excel: 236KB)October 2019 (Excel: 235KB)September 2019 (Excel: 234KB)August 2019 (Excel: 231KB)July 2019 (Excel: 230KB)June 2019 (Excel: 229KB)May 2019 (Excel: 226KB)April 2019 (Excel: 221KB)March 2019 (Excel: 217KB)February 2019 (Excel: 216KB)January 2019 (Excel: 216KB)December 2018 (Excel:211KB)November 2018 (Excel:200KB)October 2018 (Excel: 203KB)September 2018 (Excel: 200KB)August 2018 (Excel: 197KB)July 2018 (Excel: 194KB)June 2018 (ExceL: 191KB)May 2018 (Excel: 189KB)April 2018 (Excel: 187KB)March 2018 (Excel: 185KB)February 2018 (Excel: 184KB)January 2018 (Excel: 182KB)December 2017 (Excel: 180KB)November 2017 (Excel: 179KB)October 2017 (Excel: 176KB)September 2017 (Excel: 177KB)August 2017 (Excel: 176KB)July 2017 (Excel: 172KB)June 2017 (Excel: 172KB)May 2017 (Excel: 171KB)April 2017 (Excel: 170KB)March 2017 (Excel: 171KB)February 2017 (Excel: 168KB)January 2017 (Excel: 166KB)December 2016 (Excel: 166KB)November 2016 (Excel: 165KB)October 2016 (Excel: 162KB)September 2016 (Excel: 160KB)August 2016 (Excel: 158KB)July 2016 (Excel: 156KB)June 2016 (Excel: 152KB)May 2016 (Excel: 151KB)April 2016 (Excel: 150KB)March 2016 (Excel: 149KB)February 2016 (Excel: 148KB)January 2016 (Excel: 148KB)