July 2018 Price Concessions/NCSO – FINAL update

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July 2018 Price Concessions/NCSO – FINAL update

August 3, 2018

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (03/08/2018) set the FINAL price concessions for July 2018.

The new additions to the July 2018 price concessions list are below:

Drug Pack size Price Concession
Buprenorphine 2mg sublingual tablets sugar free 7 £4.87
Buprenorphine 8mg sublingual tablets sugar free 7 £12.01
Irbesartan 75mg tablets 28 £2.26
Mometasone 0.1% ointment 30g £3.33
Propranolol 10mg tablets 28 £3.62
Propranolol 40mg tablets 28 £3.63
Ramipril 10mg tablets 28 £3.90
Ramipril 2.5mg tablets 28 £3.00
Ramipril 5mg tablets 28 £2.98
Risperidone 500microgram tablets 20 £2.81
Valsartan 160mg capsules 28 £10.97
Valsartan 40mg capsules 28 £6.64
Valsartan 80mg capsules 28 £7.60
Venlafaxine 75mg tablets 56 £4.40

DHSC previously (30.07.2018) granted the following price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price Concessions
Brimonidine 0.2% eye drops 5ml £3.00
Fexofenadine 180mg tablets 30 £2.99
Lamotrigine 100mg tablets 56 £15.00
Lamotrigine 200mg tablets 56 £22.31
Lamotrigine 50mg tablets 56 £8.50
Latanoprost 50 micrograms/ml/timolol 5mg/ml eye drops 2.5ml £5.05
Levetiracetam 100mg/ml Oral Solution 300ml £15.90
Metronidazole 400mg tablets 21 £3.40
Mometasone 0.1% Cream 100g £8.36
Mometasone 0.1% Cream 30g £3.34
Mometasone 0.1% Ointment 100g 100g £8.21
Nebivolol 5mg tablets 28 £2.99
Pioglitazone 45mg tablets 28 £3.80
Topiramate 25mg tablets 60 £5.45
Topiramate 50mg tablets 60 £10.00

DHSC previously (26.07.2018) granted the following price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price Concession
Amisulpride 200mg tablets 60 £14.00
Amisulpride 50mg tablets 60 £6.00
Bicalutamide 50mg tablets 28 £12.40
Co-codamol 30mg/500mg capsules 100 £4.52
Doxazosin 4mg tablets 28 £0.85
Nicorandil 10mg tablets 60 £3.70
Nicorandil 20mg tablets 60 £6.00
Orlistat 120mg capsules 84 £25.00
Propylthiouracil 50mg tablets 56 £38.00
Sodium Valproate 500mg  gastro-resistant tablets 100 £15.40
Sumatriptan 100mg tablets 6 £5.05
Sumatriptan 50mg tablets 6 £4.21
Tadalafil 5mg tablets 28 £45.00
Tolterodine 2mg tablets 56 £3.20
Topiramate 100mg tablets 60 £14.00

DHSC previously (24.07.2018) granted the following price concessions:

Drug Pack size Price Concession
Amisulpride 100mg tablets 60 £9.95
Bicalutamide 150mg tablets 28 £11.99
Diamorphine 10mg powder for solution for injection ampoules 5 £16.56
Lamotrigine 25mg tablets 56 £6.13
Latanoprost 50micrograms/ml eye drops 2.5 ml £11.53
Oxybutynin 2.5mg tablets 56 £2.23
Oxybutynin 5mg tablets 56 £3.88
Pioglitazone 15mg tablets 28 £4.20
Pioglitazone 30mg tablets 28 £4.02
Ramipril 1.25mg tablets 28 £1.80
Sodium Valproate 200mg gastro-resistant tablets 100 £7.12
Sodium Valproate 200mg/5ml oral solution SF 300 ml £7.43
Tolterodine 1mg tablets 56 £3.78

No additional endorsements are required for price concessions. A price concession only applies for the month in which it is granted.

PSNC is still working with the DHSC to agree further concessionary prices on other drugs reported to be unavailable at the stated July 2018 Drug Tariff price.  Contractors will be alerted to further updates to the price concession list 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 any generic products awaiting price concession approval from DHSC.

If you have problems obtaining a Part VIII product or problems obtaining the product at the stated Drug Tariff price, please report the issue to PSNC using the online feedback form on the PSNC Website.
Please include full details of the supplier and price paid for any products sourced above the Drug Tariff price. PSNC will investigate the extent of the problem and if appropriate discuss the issue with DHSC.



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