April 2021 Category M Prices Announced

April 2021 Category M Prices Announced

March 25, 2021

Update: Amantadine price re-determination

The Drug Tariff Category M pricelist for April 2021 has been published on the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) website.

The April Category M prices reflect natural reductions to prices due to changes in the buying costs of medicines in the reference period (October to December 2020), along with an uplift to ensure margin run rates proceed at the desired level. However, PSNC also pressed the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to retain the previous £15m per quarter uplift included in January’s Drug Tariff. The Committee felt that, given the ongoing impact of the UK’s departure from the EU, it would be prudent to try and maintain some stability of medicine reimbursement prices.

PSNC has agreed the adjustments based on our analysis of margin delivery and on current projections for 2020/21. Our objectives are to ensure full delivery of agreed margin and smooth delivery as much as possible.

As always, the impact on individual pharmacies will vary depending on dispensing mix.


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