Contractor Update – April 2018 pharmacy payment date

Contractor Update – April 2018 pharmacy payment date

March 7, 2018

Contractors are reminded that the next payment date for pharmacy accounts is 3 April 2018.

Contractors are normally paid on the first of the month unless this date falls on a bank holiday or weekend, in which case the payment date is brought forward to the nearest prior working day. The exception to this is when 1 April falls on a weekend or bank holiday, as payment will be made on the next available working day. This is to meet Department of Health and Social Care’s requirement for a maximum of 12 payments to be made in any one financial year. If the payment date was brought forward to 31 March or earlier, this would result in 13 payments in the financial year 2017/18.

Payment date Planned or actual What it is based on When NHSBSA plan to send out your schedule and release onto the Information Services Portal
1 March 2018 Actual Value of December Schedule 21 February 2018
3 April 2018 Planned Value of January Schedule 22 March 2018

NHS Prescription Services have cascaded this message through their Information Services Portal. For further guidance around payment dates, click here.

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