Contractor Update: Final November price concessions list


Contractor Update: Final November price concessions list

December 14, 2017

The Department of Health (DH) has issued its final list of concession prices for the November dispensing month.

These can be found on PSNC’s website here and have been issued in time to be considered alongside November’s payment in the usual way.

Sue Sharpe, PSNC Chief Executive, said:

“The delay by the Department of Health (DH) in issuing concession prices for November has caused considerable stress to contractors, who are already under massive pressure both trying to source medicines for patients and following Government cuts to funding.

PSNC is pleased that further November prices have finally been issued, although many are lower than we had sought and some concessions that we had applied for have not been granted. We made requests for December price concessions early in the month and very much hope that DH will respond to these requests in a more timely manner.

Volatility in the generics market means that the current pricing system is not working for contractors; PSNC will continue to press for improvements. We will also continue to highlight the very hard work being done by community pharmacy teams to ensure that patients can access the medicines they need, and to warn of the consequences should the sector be pushed beyond breaking point.”

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