NHS BSA Guidance for Exemption Checking

NHS BSA Guidance for Exemption Checking

September 21, 2021

NHS BSA Guidance for Exemption Checking

Following the lifting of the suspension of signatures on prescription forms and tokens, the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) have issued guidance on exemption checking to aid pharmacy teams.

When a patient makes a declaration that they are exempt from paying for NHS prescriptions, pharmacy teams must:

  • ask to see evidence of their eligibility
  • ask them to sign the declaration box on the paper FP10/Token
  • specify the correct exemption category and indicate whether evidence was seen when submitting an EPS claim
  • note on your point of care system if the patient shows a valid exemption certificate, along with the expiry date of the certificate.

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