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The pharmacy earlier payment scheme (PEPS)

As part of a broader initiative by the UK Government, community pharmacies can sign up for earlier access to their monthly advance payment for the provision of NHS pharmaceutical services.

The Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme (PEPS) is a privately financed and voluntary arrangement with Taulia, facilitated by the NHSBSA. 

For more information about Taulia and the scheme, visit their website.

Or email nhsbsa.pepscontractorpayments@nhs.net for further information on how to sign up for PEPS.

Submissions and payment dates

Access to earlier payment through Taulia is based on the date prescriptions are received by the NHSBSA. To take advantage of the benefits offered by the scheme contractors must therefore make sure that your batches are received by us in good time and prepared correctly.

First earlier payment date

To receive your payment on the 8th of the month, you must ensure we have received your previous month's prescriptions and correctly completed FP34C declaration by the 3rd day of the month.

Second earlier payment date

If you miss the cut off for the first PEPS payment date, you can still receive your payment on the 12th day of the month.

To do this you must ensure we have received your previous month’s prescriptions and completed FP34C by the 8th day of the month.

If your prescriptions cannot be delivered to us until after the 8th of the month, earlier payment cannot be assured. This means you will receive your payment on the normal payment date, the 1st of the month.

If the earlier payment date falls on a weekend or bank holiday, payment will be made on the next available working day.

More information

Visit the Taulia website for more information, key dates and a detailed breakdown of payment timescales from submission of prescriptions to availability of funds.