IMPORTANT UPDATE – April 2017 Pharmacy Payment Date

IMPORTANT UPDATE – April 2017 Pharmacy Payment Date

March 15, 2017

Contractors are reminded that the next payment date for pharmacy accounts is 3 April 2017.

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’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 2016/17.

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



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