February 2018 Price Concessions/NCSO – final update


February 2018 Price Concessions/NCSO – final update

March 9, 2018

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (09/03/2018) granted FINAL price concessions for February 2018.

PSNC Director of Pharmacy Funding Mike Dent said:

“Once again, although we are pleased that concessions for another month have been finalised, many are lower than PSNC had sought. Medicines supply and pricing issues are continuing to put enormous pressure on community pharmacy contractors, and the time being taken to make concession announcements only compounds this. Discussions on a new system for setting price concessions continue, with DHSC currently trialling use of different sources of data to inform its decision making. PSNC will continue to press the need for improvements to the system to be made; contractors must not carry unreasonable costs on behalf of the NHS. PSNC will once again consider the topic at its March meeting next week.”


The new additions to the February 2018 price concession list are below:

Drug Pack Size Price Concession
Amiloride 5mg tablets 28 £3.00
Aripiprazole 10mg tablets 28 £4.71
Aripiprazole 15mg tablets 28 £4.35
Digoxin 62.5microgram tablets 28 £1.35
Duloxetine 20mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £7.50
Duloxetine 30mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £3.95
Duloxetine 60mg gastro-resistant capsules 28 £6.10
Eplerenone 50mg tablets 28 £8.90
Irbesartan 150mg tablets 28 £3.95
Oxazepam 10mg tablets 28 £12.50
Oxazepam 15mg tablets 28 £12.00
Pregabalin 25mg capsules 56 £4.91
Topiramate 100mg tablets 60 £24.50
Topiramate 25mg tablets 60 £6.00
Topiramate 50mg tablets 60 £13.05

The DHSC previously granted (27/02/2018) the following price concessions for February 2018:

Drug Pack size Price Concession
Anastrozole 1mg tablets 28 £3.72
Aripiprazole 5mg tablets 28 £4.90
Enalapril 10mg tablets 28 £1.98
Enalapril 20mg tablets 28 £2.16
Eplerenone 25mg tablets 28 £19.80
Fexofenadine 180mg tablets 30 £2.98
Glimepiride 3mg tablets 30 £5.28
Irbesartan 300mg tablets 28 £6.95
Irbesartan 75mg tablets 28 £3.01
Levetiracetam 100mg/ml Solution SF 300ml £8.08
Pregabalin 225mg capsules 56 £5.57
Terbinafine 250mg tablets 14 £6.99
Tolterodine 1mg tablets 56 £3.80
Tolterodine 2mg tablets 56 £4.10
Venlafaxine 37.5mg tablets 56 £3.79
Venlafaxine 75mg tablets 56 £5.99

The DHSC previously granted (23/02/2018) the following price concessions for February 2018:

Drug Pack size Price Concession
Amlodipine 5mg tablets 28 £1.12
Amlodipine 10mg tablets 28 £1.17
Atorvastatin 80mg tablets 28 £1.77
Bicalutamide 50mg tablets 28 £21.55
Bicalutamide 150mg tablets 28 £21.95
Bisacodyl 5mg tablets 60 £3.30
Chlorpromazine 25mg tablets 28 £31.65
Chlorpromazine 50mg tablets 28 £32.09
Chlorpromazine 100mg tablets 28 £32.23
Citalopram 40mg tablets 28 £1.58
Duloxetine 40mg capsules 56 £8.51
Fexofenadine 120mg tablets 30 £2.03
Gabapentin 400mg capsules 100 £4.49
Glimepiride 1mg tablets 30 £2.72
Glimepiride 2mg tablets 30 £4.70
Glimepiride 4mg tablets 30 £6.51
Hydroxychloroquine 200mg tablets 60 £4.78
Lacidipine 2mg tablets 28 £2.95
Lacidipine 4mg tablets 28 £3.49
Losartan 100mg tablets 28 £1.20
Mefenamic Acid 500mg tablets 28 £31.95
Perindopril 2mg tablets 30 £5.00
Perindopril 4mg tablets 30 £5.10
Perindopril 8 mg tablets 30 £6.37
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 125mg/5ml oral solution 100ml £8.64
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg/5ml oral solution 100ml £7.50
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 125mg/5ml oral solution SF 100ml £5.73
Phenoxymethylpenicillin 250mg/5ml oral solution SF 100ml £6.42
Pregabalin 150mg capsules 56 £3.44
Pregabalin 200mg capsules 84 £4.89
Pregabalin 50mg capsules 84 £5.85
Rasagiline 1mg tablets 28 £3.04
Rizatriptan 10mg tablets 3 £9.88
Sodium Cromoglycate 2% Eye Drops 13.5ml £9.50
Tramadol 50mg capsules 30 £0.85
Tranexamic Acid 500mg tablets 60 £12.86
Trimethoprim 50mg/5ml oral suspension SF 100ml £3.53
Vitamin B Co Strong tablets 28 £3.72

Contractors will be alerted to any updates through our website and via our e-news email.  If you wish to subscribe to our email list, you can receive an email as soon as any announcements are made. Please note that PSNC cannot provide details of generic products that are suspected of being affected by generic supply problems unless and until the Department of Health and Social Care grants a concession. No additional endorsements are required for price concessions.The price concession only applies to the month that it is granted.

If you have problems obtaining a Part VIII product or problems obtaining the product at the set Drug Tariff price, please report the issue to PSNC using the online feedback form on the PSNC Website.

If you have been able to source the product, please provide full details of the supplier and price paid. PSNC will investigate the extent of the problem and if appropriate discuss the issue with the Department of Health.

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