Part IX Deletions Notice

Part IX Deletions Notice

May 29, 2018

The following appliances are to be deleted from Part IXA of the Drug Tariff as of 1st July 2018.


Eye drops – Polyvinyl Alcohol

  • PVA 1.4% Tubilux – 15ml


Nasal drops – Sodium Chloride 0.9%

  • Sandoz 10ml
  • Tubilux Pharma (Tubilux Brand) 10ml

Appliances can only be prescribed on NHS prescriptions if the product is listed in Part IX (the Appliances section) of the Drug Tariff. As these items will no longer listed in the Drug Tariff prescriptions prescribed by or endorsed with (for generically written prescriptions) the above brand names would be disallowed.

For generically written prescriptions

Other brands that meet the same generic description are listed in the Drug Tariff. Please endorse a Drug Tariff listed product.

For prescriptions written by brand

As these items are no longer listed in the Drug Tariff prescriptions for these items would be disallowed. If you receive a prescription for any of the brands above it should be referred back to the prescriber for an alternative.

Look out for ‘Drug Tariff Watch: July 2018 changes’ for a full summary of Drug Tariff changes due to take place from 1st July 2018. 

Changes to the Drug Tariff can impact reimbursement so it is important to take note when amendments are made to product listings. Information on important changes to the Drug Tariff can be found in the Preface section. See our Dispensing Factsheet: The Drug Tariff Preface which explains the importance of checking the Preface monthly.



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