Drug Tariff distribution notice

Drug Tariff distribution notice

December 17, 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. Community pharmacy contractors are reminded 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 (try our shortlink: psnc.org.uk/dt). Also, PSNC publishes a monthly ‘Drug Tariff Watch’ article in CPN magazine and on our website which can help contractors prepare for upcoming changes.

How can I opt-in to receive the paper Drug Tariff?

To continue receiving the monthly printed copy, an email request must be sent to DTBsurvey@nhs.net before the 10th January 2019 deadline.

In your email please state that you wish to opt-in to receive the monthly hard 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 pharmacy choosing not to opt-in will still receive one paper Drug Tariff each year (in January).

Any queries should be directed to Primary Care Support England (PCSE) via pcse.enquiries@nhs.net or 0333 014 2884.

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