August 2018 Price Concessions/NCSO – FINAL update

August 2018 Price Concessions/NCSO – FINAL update

August 31, 2018

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has today (31/08/2018) set the FINAL price concessions for August 2018.

The new additions to the August 2018 price concessions list are below:

Drug Pack size Price Concession
Brimonidine 0.2% eye drops 5ml £6.46
Buprenorphine 2mg sublingual tablets sugar free 7 £4.78
Buprenorphine 8mg sublingual tablets sugar free 7 £8.91
Latanoprost 50micrograms/ml eye drops 2.5ml £10.25
Propranolol 10mg tablets 28 £2.70
Propranolol 40mg tablets 28 £2.64
Ramipril 10mg tablets 28 £3.20
Risperidone 3mg tablets 60 £13.85
Risperidone 4mg tablets 60 £14.02
Risperidone 500microgram tablets 20 £1.90
Tadalafil 5mg tablets 28 £28.37
Valsartan 40mg capsules 28 £5.95

DHSC previously (24.08.2018) granted the following price concessions

Drug Pack size Price Concession
Hydroxocobalamin 1mg/1ml solution for injection ampoules 5 £9.00
Lamotrigine 100mg tablets 56 £17.50
Metronidazole 400mg tablets 21 £3.30
Mometasone 0.1% Cream 100g £7.90
Mometasone 0.1% Ointment 30g £3.45
Mometasone 0.1% Ointment 100g £8.00
Nebivolol 5mg tablets 28 £4.39
Nicorandil 20mg tablets 60 £5.00
Oxybutynin 5mg tablets 56 £3.65
Ramipril 1.25mg tablets 28 £1.75
Ramipril 2.5mg tablets 28 £3.90
Ramipril 5mg tablets 28 £4.20
Risperidone 1mg tablets 20 £3.95
Risperidone 2mg tablets 60 £6.00
Sumatriptan 100mg tablets 6 £4.50
Topiramate 100mg tablets 60 £13.50
Valsartan 160mg capsules 28 £14.73
Valsartan 80mg capsules 28 £10.00

DHSC previously (22.08.2018) granted the following price concessions

Drug Pack size Price Concession
Diamorphine 10mg powder for solution for injection ampoules 5 £16.56*
Fexofenadine 180mg tablets 30 £2.99
Lamotrigine 200mg tablets 56 £25.00
Lamotrigine 25mg tablets 56 £5.90
Lamotrigine 50mg tablets 56 £8.30
Levetiracetam 100mg/ml Oral Solution SF 300ml £8.80
Orlistat 120mg capsules 84 £23.95
Oxybutynin 2.5mg tablets 56 £2.15
Sodium Valproate 200mg gastro-resistant tablets 100 £6.39
Sodium Valproate 500mg gastro-resistant tablets 100 £15.00

*Please note, this price has been updated since this story was first published due to an administrative error.

DHSC previously (17.08.2018) granted the following price concessions

Drug Pack size Price Concession
Amisulpride 100mg tablets 60 £9.95
Amisulpride 200mg tablets 60 £14.00
Amisulpride 50mg tablets 60 £5.29
Mometasone 0.1% Cream 30g £2.87
Nicorandil 10mg tablets 60 £4.18
Sodium Valproate 200mg/5ml oral solution SF 300ml £6.35
Sumatriptan 50mg tablets 6 £4.92
Topiramate 50mg tablets 60 £9.50

No additional endorsements are required for price concessions. A price concession only applies for the month in which it is granted.

If you have problems obtaining a Part VIII product or problems obtaining the product at the stated Drug Tariff price, please report the issue to PSNC using the online feedback form on the PSNC Website.
Please include full details of the supplier and price paid for any products sourced above the Drug Tariff price. PSNC will investigate the extent of the problem and if appropriate discuss the issue with DHSC.



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