Drug Tariff Appliance Watch: Notice of Deletion

Drug Tariff Appliance Watch: Notice of Deletion

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 January 2020 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (e.g size, product code etc)
Nélaton Catheter (‘ordinary’ cylindrical Catheter) – Unomedical Ltd  (Male), (ZT01007182-ZT01013182), 10-16
(Male Paediatric), (ZT01004182), 8
(Female), (ZT02015182-ZT02017182), 10-14
Nélaton Catheter (‘ordinary’ cylindrical Catheter) Single use – Wellspect HealthCare LoFric Insti-Cath – (Tiemann) (821200) 12
Foley Catheter – 2 Way For Long Term Use – Adult – Medasil (Surgical) Ltd All Silicone All types and sizes
Foley Catheter – 2 Way Long Term Use – Paediatric – Medasil (Surgical) Ltd – All Silicone (83P), 5, 8-10
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Hydrogel Dressing – Sterile – Askina Gel 15g
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Soft Polymer Wound Contact Dressing with Polyurethane Foam Film Backing Impregnated with
Antimicrobial Agents – UrgoCell Silver
All sizes
LYMPHOEDEMA GARMENTS – Sigvaris Coton – (15-20mmHg) All types
LYMPHOEDEMA GARMENTS – Sigvaris Expert – 20-36mmHg) All types
SPACER/HOLDING CHAMBER DEVICES –Vortex
SPACER/HOLDING CHAMBER DEVICES – Vortex with baby mask (age 0-2 years)
SPACER/HOLDING CHAMBER DEVICES – Vortex with child mask (age 2+ years)
SPACER/HOLDING CHAMBER DEVICES – Vortex with adult mask 
SURGICAL ADHESIVE TAPES – Soft Silicone Fixation Tape – Hypafix gentle touch All sizes
COLOSTOMY BAGS – B. Braun Medical – Softima Convex Closed pouch with filter and soft cover – Beige – pre-cut 25mm, 43026E, 10
40mm, 43041E, 10
COLOSTOMY BAGS – Dansac Ltd – Dansac NovaLife TRE 1 closed  – with viewing option – Maxi cut-to-fit  25-55/70mm, 3007-25, 30
30-55/70mm, 3007-30, 30
25-70/90mm, 3005-25, 30
30-70/90mm, 3005-30, 30
ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Dansac Ltd  – Dansac NovaLife TRE 1 open – Midi Clear cut-to-fit 25-55/70mm, 3024-25, 30
30-55/70mm, 3024-30, 30
35-55/70mm, 3024-35, 30
ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Dansac Ltd  – Dansac NovaLife TRE 1 open – with viewing option Midi Clear cut-to-fit 40-55/70mm, 3023-40, 30
ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Dansac Ltd  – Dansac NovaLife TRE 1 open convex – Mini Clear cut-to-fit 15-24mm, 3042-24, 10
ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Dansac Ltd  – Dansac NovaLife TRE 1 open convex – Midi Clear cut-to-fit 30-37mm, 3042-30, 10
TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – B Braun Medical – Softima Key Convex Flexible Baseplate – pre-cut 50/20mm, 63054E, 5
UROSTOMY BAGS – B. Braun Medical – Softima Uro Silk Convex Urostomy Bag Beige – cut-to-fit 15-25mm, 43916E, 10
UROSTOMY BAGS – B. Braun Medical – Softima Uro Silk Convex Urostomy Bag Beige – pre-cut 25mm, 43921E, 10
30mm, 43923E, 10
Chemical Reagent – eBchek 50

The following appliances have been flagged with a notice of deletion and are due to be deleted from Part IX of the February 2020 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – PermaFoam Cavity 10cm x 10cm
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – PermaFoam Concave All sizes
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – PermaFoam Sacral All sizes
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – PermaFoam Comfort Square  All sizes
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – PermaFoam Comfort Rectangular All sizes
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – PermaFoam Circular 6cm diameter
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – PermaFoam Square 10cm x 10cm
15cm x 15cm
20cm x 20cm
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – PermaFoam Rectangular 10cm x 20cm
HYPODERMIC EQUIPMENT – Subcutaneous Drug Delivery Accessories – Sterile – Neria Soft (Unomedical Ltd) 110cm tubing, connecting tube, 76-110-2652
SURGICAL ADHESIVE TAPES – Permeable Non-Woven Synthetic Adhesive Tape BP 1988 – Aidpore microporous
TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – SilBond silicone glue 30ml  SB1
ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Hollister Ltd – Premium with integral filter holder and twenty replacement filters 51mm, 3664, 15
TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Tandem Range – Impression CPL Pouches Drainable Pouch Transparent – with comfort backing on body-worn side only 102mm, 3806, 10

The following appliances have been flagged with a notice of deletion and are due to be deleted from Part IX of the March 2020 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
NÉLATON CATHETER (‘ORDINARY’ CYLINDRICAL CATHETER) SINGLE USE – Rochester Medical – Mobile SL  All types
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – L-Mesitran Hydro – Rectangular 15cm x 20cm
EYE PRODUCTS – Artificial Eye Lubricant – Melophthal 0.5% (30 x 0.4ml single dose unit)
EYE PRODUCTS – Artificial Eye Lubricant – Melophthal 1% (30 x 0.4ml single dose unit)
LEG BAGS – Coloplast Ltd – S Simpla Trident T2 with lever action tap All types
ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – ConvaTec Ltd –  Ileodress Pouches All types
TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – ConvaTec Ltd – Consecura Low Profile – Locking flange with Micropore surround 70mm, S604LP
TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – ConvaTec Ltd – Consecura Low Profile – Stomahesive Locking Flange 70mm, S593LP
TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – ConvaTec Ltd – Urostomy Pouch with Accuseal Tap Standard Size – Opaque 70mm flange, S658LP
CHEMICAL REAGENTS – TRUEresult

The following appliances have been flagged with a notice of deletion and are due to be deleted from Part IX of the April 2020 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
ANAL IRRIGATION SYSTEM – Aquaflush Quick SystemStarter Set (Contains 1 water bag, 1 pump, 1 hook for water bag, 1 extension tube, 5 cones, 5 glove/disposal bags, 1 strap, 1 washbag) AFQS
CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Nélaton Catheter (‘ordinary’ cylindrical Catheter) Single use – Covidien UK Commercial Ltd – VaQua All types and sizes
CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Foley Catheter – 2 Way For Long Term Use – Adult – Covidien UK Commercial Ltd – Dover All Silicone – Female All sizes
CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Foley Catheter – 2 Way For Long Term Use – Adult – Covidien UK Commercial Ltd – Ultramer  All types and sizes
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Ultec Pro All types and sizes
EMOLLIENT AND BARRIER PREPARATIONS – Epimax Paraffin-Free Cream 500g
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – INCONTINENCE SHEATHS – Covidien UK Commercial Ltd – Texas Catheter (including adhesive strip) 8884731300, 12
INCONTINENCE APPLIANCES – TUBING AND ACCESSORIES – Covidien UK Commercial Ltd – Argyle Penrose Tubing All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – BELTS – Salts Healthcare – 102mm Elastic Belt with waterproof panel with 4 loops & retaining ring 877009, 1
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Hollister Ltd – Impression “C” with convex wafer Beige with filter and beige Comfort backing on both sides

19mm, 3490, 10

38mm, 3496, 10

STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – ConvaTec Ltd – Ileodress Plus – with modified Stomahesive wafer, perforated plastic backing and beige clip pouches – Small Size – Opaque 19mm starter hole, S430, 10, 2432
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Dansac Ltd- Dansac NovaLife TRE 1 open convex – Maxi cut-to-fit 15-59mm, 3042-59, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Hollister Ltd – Impression with Convex wafer Transparent 38mm, 3616, 10
41mm, 3617, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Hollister Ltd – Premium with integral filter holder and twenty replacement filters 64mm, 3665, 15

All lists are accurate to the best of our knowledge as of 01/01/2020



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