Changes to the way you access the Drug Tariff

Changes to the way you access the Drug Tariff

November 20, 2018

NHS England has announced that it will stop automatically sending monthly printed copies of the Drug Tariff to community pharmacies after the January 2019 edition.

As part of NHS England’s sustainable development strategy and commitment to make services available online where possible, community pharmacy contractors will only receive the printed copy of the Drug Tariff if they have requested to do so.

Pharmacy teams are being encouraged to make use of the online versions of the Drug Tariff which can be accessed on the NHS Business Services Authority website. Also, PSNC publishes a monthly ‘Drug Tariff Watch’ article in CPN magazine and on our website which can help contractors prepare for upcoming changes.

To continue receiving the monthly printed copy, email a request to between 1st December 2018 and 10th January 2019. In your email please state that you wish to opt-in to receive the monthly printed copy Drug Tariff from 2019 and provide:

  • Your name
  • Your business name and address
  • F-code/ODS code*
  • Any days you are not open and alternative delivery instructions for those days

*This code appears at the top of your monthly FP34 Schedule of Payments.

Any pharmacies that chose not to opt-in will still receive one printed Drug Tariff each year (in January).

Primary Care Support England (PCSE) will be distributing a flyer containing information about this change to all pharmacy branches along with the printed copy of the December Drug Tariff. Any queries should be directed to or 0333 014 2884.

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