This section contains detailed information on sorting and submitting 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.
FAQ. Will the Pricing Authority (PA) allow me to amend a prescription after I have already sent it to them for pricing?
A. A paper prescription cannot be amended after the PA has received it for pricing.
However with electronic prescriptions, it may be possible to make a change (such as amending an incorrect endorsement or adjusting the patient exemption category) after the prescription claim message has been sent to the PA. This is subject to the following criteria:
- your PMR system supplier must have added the functionality required to recall claim messages,
- it must be before the deadline of the 5th day of the month following that in which supply was made.
After this time the PA’s pricing process will begin and the prescription can no longer be recalled.
If these criteria are met, your PMR system can allow you to recall, correct, and then resend the electronic script to PA.
Some system suppliers began to receive ‘rollout approval’ for the enhancement from winter 2015.