Prescription submission

Published on: 5th July 2013 | Updated on: 31st March 2022

This section contains links to pages relevant to the sorting and submitting of your prescriptions to the Pricing Authority for payment.

Pharmacy teams should note that from November 2021, all community pharmacy contractors will have the chance to receive earlier advance payments, following agreement between PSNC and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).  Advance payments will be made approximately 20 days earlier than the current payment timetable for contractors who make their monthly FP34C submissions through the Manage Your Service (MYS) portal by the 5th of the month.

The paper FP34C submission document will only be available until March 2022 (for February 2022 prescriptions) after which MYS will be the only route for all monthly submissions. Contractors who continue to use the paper FP34C submission document (from November 2021 to March 2022) will NOT receive any earlier advance payments but instead will receive advance payments in accordance with the current payment timetable i.e on or around the 1st of the month following submission. Therefore, contractors who use paper FP34Cs for their monthly submissions are strongly encouraged to start using the MYS portal to make their declarations.

Further details for contractors are outlined in this PSNC Briefing

Download our factsheet Claiming for EPS prescriptions on time In this factsheet we explain how to reduce the risk of delays to payment caused by timing issues with electronic prescriptions.

For guidance on sorting paper prescriptions with old charge rates see our story: Correct submission of forms and items paid at the old charge rate.

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