Drug Tariff Appliance Watch: Notice of Deletion

Published on: 3rd June 2019 | Updated on: 27th July 2022

Where an appliance is due to be deleted from Part IX of the Drug Tariff (DT), a three-month period of notice is issued by the NHS Business Service Authority (NHSBSA). An appliance flagged with a two-or three-month notice of deletion may not always be easy to identify as they are not separately listed in the Preface section by their page number(s) but are annotated with a symbol on their respective page of listing in Part IX.

To assist pharmacy teams and provide full visibility of all appliances due to be deleted in the coming month(s) PSNC will publish the list of appliances that have been deleted from the current months DT and compile lists of the appliances flagged with a notice of deletion of up to three months.

Pharmacy teams are advised to keep track of appliances which are due to be deleted from the DT to manage stock ordering and to run down any excess stock ahead of the planned month of deletion. Only those appliances listed in Part IX of the DT can be dispensed against NHS prescriptions. If you dispense an appliance not listed in the DT, the item(s) would be returned as disallowed and payment will not be made for dispensing the appliance.

The following appliances have been deleted from Part IX of the August 2022 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
APPLIANCES – BANDAGES – Sub-compression Wadding Bandage – Clinistretch Soft 2.75m unstretched 10cm x 2.75m
APPLIANCES – CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Nélaton Catheter (‘ordinary’ cylindrical Catheter) Single use – Great Bear Healthcare Ltd – Cubcath Cascade  All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Scar Treatment Preparations Silicone Gel Sheet – Oleeva Fabric All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – LYMPHOEDEMA GARMENTS – Jobskin Alleviant All classes, types and sizes
APPLIANCES – LYMPHOEDEMA GARMENTS – Jobskin Alleviant Plus All classes, types and sizes
APPLIANCES – VENOUS ULCER COMPRESSION SYSTEM – Jobskin Alleviant (Jobskin Ltd) – Medical Stocking & Compression Liner (pack contains 1 over stocking and 2 liners) All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – ADHESIVE REMOVERS (SPRAYS, LIQUIDS, WIPES) – Peak Medical Ltd – Offmate Stoma Adhesive Remover OM 30, 30 wipes
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Oakmed Ltd – Option – Colostomy with Soft Covering to one side – Opaque starter hole All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Oakmed Ltd – Option – Colostomy Plus with Soft Covering to one side – Opaque starter hole All types and sizes

The following appliances have been flagged with a notice of deletion and are due to be deleted from Part IX of the September 2022 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Polyurethane Foam Film Dressing – Sterile – Without Adhesive Border Light to medium exudating wounds – Advazorb Lite All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Soft Silicone Wound Contact Dressing with Polyurethane Foam Film Backing – Sterile – Advazorb Silfix Lite All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – KerraFoam Simple  All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – KerraFoam Gentle Border All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – KerraFoam Gentle Border Heel All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – KerraFoam Gentle Border Sacrum All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – KerraFoam Simple Border All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – EMOLLIENT AND BARRIER PREPARATIONS – AriPro 250ml Aerosol
APPLIANCES – EYE PRODUCTS – Hy-Opti 0.1% 10ml preservative free bottle
APPLIANCES – EYE PRODUCTS – Hy-Opti 0.2% 10ml preservative free bottle
APPLIANCES – TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – Blom-Singer HME Starter Kit BE1055EZS
APPLIANCES – TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – Laryvox PRO HME Cassette 49841
APPLIANCES – TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – Laryvox HME HighFlow Cassette 49840
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – CATHETER VALVES – MacGregor Healthcare – Qufora Catheter Valve 21104204, 5
STOMA APPLIANCES – ADHESIVE REMOVERS (SPRAYS, LIQUIDS, WIPES) – ConvaTec Ltd – Sensi-Care Sting Free Adhesive 420798, 150ml aerosol
STOMA APPLIANCES – BELTS – Peak Medical Ltd – Combimate Adjustable Elastic Ostomy Belt 25mm wide, SB25, 1
STOMA APPLIANCES – SKIN FILLERS AND PROTECTIVES – ConvaTec Ltd – Barrier Foam Applicator All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Peak Medical Ltd – Combimate Closed pouch, Beige non-woven both sides, high capacity filter – Small 45mm flange, CSB245, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Peak Medical Ltd – Combimate Colocap 2-piece stoma cap with high capacity filter All types and sizes

The following appliances have been flagged with a notice of deletion and are due to be deleted from Part IX of the October 2022 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
APPLIANCES – BANDAGES – Two-layer Cohesive Compression Systems – 3M Health Care Ltd – Coban 2 Comfort Foam Layer (layer #1) 20cm x 3.5m
APPLIANCES – CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Nélaton Catheter (‘ordinary’ cylindrical Catheter) Single use – MacGregor Healthcare Ltd – Qufora Onestep Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Nélaton Catheter (‘ordinary’ cylindrical Catheter) Single use – MacGregor Healthcare Ltd – Qufora Twostep Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – Vapour-permeable Adhesive Film Dressing – Niko-Fix securement device for ported IV cannula 7cm x 8.5cm
APPLIANCES – NASAL PRODUCTS – Nasal Aspirator – Snufflebabe nasal aspirator 1 device
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – LEG BAGS – MacGregor Healthcare Ltd – Qufora Sterile Leg Bags, containing 1 pair of non-latex gloves and soft elasticated cotton velcro straps per box of 10 – 750ml, short tube Q Flow Lever Tap 12361804, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – BELTS – CUI International – Fulcionel – Male All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – BELTS – CUI International – Fulcionel – Medium Support Hernia Belt – White, Black – 15cm depth with customised hole cut All sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – BELTS – CUI International – Fulcionel – Medium Support Hernia Belt – White, Black – 20cm depth with customised hole cut All sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – BELTS – CUI International – Fulcionel – Medium Support Hernia Belt – White, Black – 26cm depth with customised hole cut All sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Peak Medical Ltd – Fleximate 2-piece urostomy pouch, with non-return valve and soft bottom outlet tap – Transparent – Large All sizes

The following appliances have been flagged with a notice of deletion and are due to be deleted from Part IX of the November 2022 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
APPLIANCES – CATHETER MAINTENANCE PRODUCTS – UroFlush R – 6.0% Citric Acid (Solution R) URO50R, 50ml
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Alginate Dressing with Superabsorbent Backing – Sterile – Sorbsan Plus All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Alginate Dressing with Superabsorbent Backing – Sterile – Sorbsan Plus Border All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Alginate Dressing with Superabsorbent Backing – Sterile – Sorbsan Silver Plus All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Cavity Dressing – Biatain Ag 5cm x 8cm
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Hydrocolloid Dressing – Semi-permeable – Sterile – With Adhesive Border – Comfeel Plus Pressure Relief Circular All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Soft Silicone Wound Contact Dressing – Sterile – kliniderm Silicone Wound Contact Layer 17cm x 25cm
APPLIANCES – EYE PRODUCTS  – Eye Drops – Sodium Hyaluronate – VIZhyal 0.17%  10ml preservative free bottle
APPLIANCES – STOCKINETTE – Elasticated Viscose Stockinette – Bandage – Flexifast All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – SURGICAL ADHESIVE TAPES – Permeable, Apertured Non-Woven Synthetic Adhesive Tape BP 1988 – Chemifix All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – SURGICAL ADHESIVE TAPES – Permeable Non-Woven Synthetic Adhesive Tape BP 1988 – Chemipore All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – SURGICAL ADHESIVE TAPES – Permeable Non-Woven Synthetic Adhesive Tape BP 1988 – Chemipore-PE All types and sizes
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – LEG BAGS – Bard Ltd – Urisac Range: Leg Bags with push/pull outlet and foam velcro straps All types and sizes
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – NIGHT DRAINAGE BAGS – MacGregor Healthcare Ltd – Qufora S4 2 litre drainable night bag with 120cm inlet tube, non-return valve, sample port connector, tube clamp lever valve tap, plastic flap to tuck in tap and pair of non-latex gloves 14851204, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – DEODORANTS – Medicareplus International Ltd – Medi Citrone Ostomy Deodorant Aerosol 60352, 50ml

All lists are accurate to the best of our knowledge as of 27/07/2022

For more information on this topic please email info@psnc.org.uk

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