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 October 2019 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (e.g size, product code etc)
CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Foley Catheter – 2 Way For Long Term Use – Adult – MacGregor Healthcare Ltd – Qufora All Silicone Catheter with pre-filled water/glycerin syringe for balloon inflation and supplementary syringe for balloon deflation (Male) (34220512-34220518), 5-10, 12-18
(Female) (34240512-34240514), 5-10, 12-14
CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Stainless Steel Catheter For Long Term Use, Reusable For Intermittent Self Catheterisation – MacGregor Healthcare Ltd – Qufora All Silicone Catheter with integral balloon and open tip with pre-filled water/glycerin syringe for balloon inflation and supplementary syringe for balloon deflation (34230212-34230220), 5-10, 12-20
DRESSINGS – Vapour-permeable Adhesive Film Dressing (Syn: Semipermeable Adhesive Dressing) – 365 Film 10cm x 15cm
HYPODERMIC EQUIPMENT – Lancets – Sterile, Single-Use – BD Micro-Fine + (Becton Dickinson) 0.20mm/33 gauge, 100
0.30mm/30 gauge, 200
HYPODERMIC EQUIPMENT – Lancets – Sterile, Single-Use – Microdot Universal (Cambridge Sensors Ltd) 1.8mm/26 gauge, 200
LYMPHOEDEMA GARMENTS – Lymed – Made to Measure for lower extremities All classes and types
TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – Blom-Singer HumidiFilter HME System – Adhesive Foam Discs All types
STOMA APPLIANCES – BELTS – C S Bullen Ltd – CareFix StomaSafe All sizes
ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Hollister Ltd – Impression “C” with convex wafer Beige with beige Comfort backing on both sides 38mm, 3266, 10
41mm, 3267, 10
ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Hollister Ltd – Impression “C” with convex wafer Transparent with beige Comfort backing on body worn side 32mm, 3284, 10
TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Hollister Ltd – Drainable Pouch Transparent 45mm, 24600, 10

The following appliances have been flagged with a notice of deletion and are due to be deleted from Part IX of the November 2019 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Nélaton Catheter (‘ordinary’ cylindrical Catheter) Single use – Peak Medical Ltd UltraSmooth Plus Hydrophilic Catheter – (Paediatric) (USP3006-USP3010), 6-10, 25
WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Polyurethane Foam Film Dressing – Sterile – With Adhesive Border Moderate to heavily exuding wounds – ActivHeal Foam Contact – Square 15cm x 15cm (wound contact pad 12.5cm x 12.5cm + border 1.25cm)
HYPODERMIC EQUIPMENT – Reusable Pens For Insulin – NovoPen 4 All types
TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – Provox FreeHands HME System – Filter Cassette 7712

The following appliances have been flagged with a notice of deletion and are due to be deleted from Part IX of the December 2019 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
BANDAGES – Multi-layer Compression Bandaging – Jobst Comprifore All sizes
BANDAGES – Multi-layer Compression Bandaging – Jobst Comprifore Latex-free All sizes
BANDAGES – Multi-layer Compression Bandaging – Jobst Comprifore Lite All sizes
BANDAGES – Multi-layer Compression Bandaging – Jobst Comprifore Lite Latex-free All sizes
DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Wound Dressing Pack –Pico All sizes
DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Wound Dressing Pack –Pico Multisite All sizes
STOCKINETTE – Elasticated Tubular Bandage BP – (Elasticated Surgical Tubular Stockinette; ESTS; Elasticated Stockinette) – Coverflex All sizes
LEG BAGS – XS Simpla Trident T1 with slide action tap All types
LEG BAGS – XS Simpla Trident T2 with slide action tap 500ml bag short tube (376138)
500ml bag long tube (376139)
750ml bag long tube (376142)
COLOSTOMY BAGS – Hollister Ltd – Impression “C” with convex wafer, Transparent front with filter and beige Comfort backing on body worn side  35mm (3595)
ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Hollister Ltd – Karaya 5 seal 30.5cm Length, Transparent  76mm (3226)
CHEMICAL REAGENTS – iHealth 50
CHEMICAL REAGENTS – Colorimetric Strips – to be read only with the appropriate meter – Compact

The following appliances have been flagged with a notice of deletion and are due to be 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

All lists are accurate to the best of our knowledge as of 27/09/2019



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