Drug Tariff Watch – April 2022

The Drug Tariff Preface published monthly lists additions, deletions and other changes to products listed in the Drug Tariff. Below is a summary of the changes coming into effect from 1 April 2022.

Single Activity Fee

The value of the Single Activity Fee will revert to £1.27 from 1st April 2022.

For more information see here.

Key
g Special container – This product is a special container and should be dispensed in its complete original pack size.
§ Selected List Scheme (SLS)
* This pack only (others already/still available)
BB Product is eligible for Broken Bulk claims where payment is made for a complete pack if a part-pack has been dispensed to match the prescribed quantity and it is unlikely that you will be able to dispense the balance within the following six months.
OOP Product eligible for Out Of Pocket expense claims (over £0.50) where in exceptional circumstances, contractors incur expenses in obtaining this product (which is not required to be frequently supplied by the contractor).
DND Product is not subject to discount deduction or ‘clawback’ as it meets either group or individual item criteria for DND (Discount Not Deducted) as set out in Part II of the Drug Tariff.

Part VIIIA Basic Prices of Drugs

Pharmacy teams should note the addition of a new abbreviation for use in Part VIIIA of the Drug Tariff (note 9) Actuation – where the quantity is expressed as number of actuations, it will be abbreviated in this Part to ‘actn’.

Part VIIIA Additions

Category A Additions:

  • Propylthiouracil 100mg tablets (56)
  • Propylthiouracil 25mg tablets (28)

Category C Additions:

  • Artemether 20mg / Lumefantrine 120mg tablets (24) – Riamet BB and OOP
  • Levofloxacin 5mg/ml eye drops 0.5ml unit dose preservative free (20(4xg5 doses) – Oxalux BB and OOP
  • Sodium bicarbonate 500mg gastro-resistant capsules (100) – Nephrotrans BB and OOP

Part VIIIA Amendments 

  • Acamprosate 333mg gastro-resistant tablets (168) Category A has moved to Category M
    Price decrease £42.44 to £25.70
  • Bimatoprost 300micrograms/ml eye drops 0.4ml unit dose preservative free (30) now reads (30 (6xg5)) to indicate Special Container status on sub-packs of 5 BB and OOP
    Price increase £16.87 to £17.89
  • Ciclosporin 0.1% eye drops 0.3ml unit dose (30) – Ikervis now reads (30 (6xg5)) to indicate Special Container status on sub-packs of 5 BB, OOP and DND
    Price remains at £72.00
  • Ciprofloxacin 2mg/ml ear drops 0.25ml unit dose preservative free (15) – Cetraxal now reads (15 (3xg5)) to indicate Special Container status on sub-packs of 5 BB and OOP
    Price remains at £6.01
  • Ciprofloxacin 3mg/ml / Fluocinolone acetonide 0.25mg/ml ear drops 0.25ml unit dose preservative free (15) – Cetraxal Plus now reads (15 (3xg5)) to indicate Special Container status on sub-packs of 5 BB and OOP
    Price remains at £6.01
  • Deferasirox 180mg tablets (30) – Exjade reference product has now been removed BB, OOP and DND
    Price remains at £252.00
  • Deferasirox 360mg tablets (30) – Exjade reference product has now been removed BB, OOP and DND
    Price remains at £504.00
  • Deferasirox 90mg tablets (30) – Exjade reference product has now been removed BB, OOP and DND
    Price remains at £126.00
  • Fludrocortisone 100microgram tablets (30) Category A has moved to Category M
    Price decrease £9.06 to £8.06
  • Glipizide 5mg tablets (28) Category M has moved to Category C – Minodiab BB and OOP
    Price decrease £2.52 to £1.26
  • Ketotifen 250micrograms/ml eye drops 0.4ml unit dose preservative free (30) – Ketofall now reads (30 (6xg5)) to indicate Special Container status on sub-packs of 5 BB and OOP
    Price remains at £6.95
  • Levofloxacin 5mg/ml eye drops 0.3ml unit dose preservative free (30) – Oftaquix now reads (30 (3xg10)) to indicate Special Container status on sub-packs of 10 BB and OOP
    Price remains at £17.95
  • Macrogol compound oral powder sachets NPF sugar free (30) Category M has moved to Category C without reference product BB and OOP
    Price decrease £6.09 to £4.29
  • Melatonin 2mg modified-release tablets (30) Category C has moved to Category M
    Price decrease £15.39 to £10.38
  • Mesalazine 1g/application foam enema g (14 dose) – Salofalk now reads (14 actn) to indicate the quantity is an actuation BB, OOP and DND
    Price remains at £30.17 
  • Sodium cromoglicate 2% eye drops 0.3ml unit dose preservative free (30) – Catacrom now reads (30 (3xg10)) to indicate Special Container status on sub-packs of 10 BB and OOP
    Price remains at £9.66 
  • Tolbutamide 500mg tablets (28) Category M has moved to Category A DND
    Price increase £5.16 to £35.33

Please note price listed here was correct at the time of publishing and is subject to change in line with the price change mechanism.

Part VIIIA Deletions
If all pack sizes of a drug have been removed from Part VIII of the Drug Tariff the drug can continue to be dispensed as long as it does NOT appear in Part XVIIIA (Drugs, Medicines and other substances not to be ordered under a General Medical Services Contract).

Category C Deletions:

  • Co-triamterzide 50mg/25mg tablets (30) – Dyazide

Category M Deletions:

  • Aspirin 300mg dispersible tablets (100)

Part VIIIB Deletions

  • Atorvastatin 20mg/5ml oral suspension STD, SF, NSF, AF, FF, CF, LF (100ml)
  • Chloral hydrate 500mg/5ml oral solution STD, SF, CF, NSF, FF, AF, LF, PF (100ml) – Licensed alternative now available

Part VIIID Amendments 

Previous Part VIIID wording  Now reads 
Flunarizine dihydrochloride 10mg tablets Flunarizine 10mg tablets
Flunarizine dihydrochloride 5mg capsules Flunarizine 5mg capsules

Part II (Drugs for which discount is not deducted (DND)) Additions – Individual Items

  • Aldara 5% cream 250mg sachets
  • Famvir 125mg tablets
  • GlucoRx Aidex Sensor
  • Granisetron 3.1mg/24hours transdermal patches
  • Phosphates enema (Formula B) 128ml standard tube
  • Sancuso 3.1mg/24hours transdermal patches

Part II (Drugs for which discount is not deducted (DND)) Additions – Group Items
(Note: DND status was retrospectively applied to the following Group Items from March 2022)

  • Amiodarone 50mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Azathioprine 50mg/5ml oral solution
  • Chlorothiazide 150mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Chlorothiazide 25mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Co-careldopa 12.5mg/50mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Co-careldopa 25mg/100mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Diazoxide 250mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Diazoxide 50mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Fludrocortisone 100micrograms/5ml oral suspension
  • Gabapentin 100mg/5ml oral solution
  • Gabapentin 100mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Lansoprazole 15mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Lansoprazole 30mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Lansoprazole 5mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Lorazepam 1mg/5ml oral solution
  • Lorazepam 500micrograms/5ml oral solution
  • Losartan 50mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Menadiol 5mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Mercaptamine 0.55% eye drops preservative free
  • Olanzapine 2.5mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Omeprazole 40mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Omeprazole 5mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Phenobarbital 25mg/5ml oral solution
  • Phenobarbital 25mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Quetiapine 25mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Quetiapine 50mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Tetrabenazine 12.5mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Zopiclone 3.75mg/5ml oral suspension
  • Zopiclone 7.5mg/5ml oral suspension

Part II (Drugs for which discount is not deducted (DND)) Amendments 

Previous Part II listing  Now reads 
MMA/PA amino5 oral powder 6g sachets MMA / PA amino5 oral powder 6g sachets

For a list of all the monthly changes to the DND status of products please see the following page Notice of changes to discount not deducted (DND) status of products.

Part IX Deletions
It is important to take careful note of removals from Part IX because if you dispense a deleted product, prescriptions will be returned as disallowed and therefore payment will not be made for dispensing the item.

The following appliances have been deleted from Part IX of the April 2022 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
APPLIANCES – CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Foley Catheter – 2 Way (indwelling Nelaton catheter with Balloon) For Short/medium Term Use – Adult – Bard Ltd – Bard PTFE Coated Latex All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Foley Catheter – 2 Way (indwelling Nelaton catheter with Balloon) For Short/medium Term Use – Adult – Bard Ltd – Bard PTFE Aquamatic Coated Latex All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Foley Catheter – 2 Way (indwelling Nélaton catheter with balloon) For Short/Medium Term Use – Paediatric – Bard – PTFE Coated Latex All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Foley Catheter – 2 Way For Long Term Use – Adult – Bard Lubri-Sil Hydrogel Coated Silicone All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Foley Catheter – 2 Way For Long Term Use – Adult – Bard Silicone Elastomer Coated Latex All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Foley Catheter – 2 Way For Long Term Use – Adult – Bard Silicone Elastomer Coated Latex – Pre-filled with sterile water All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – CATHETERS, URINARY, URETHRAL – Foley Catheter – 2 Way For Long Term Use – Adult – Bard All Silicone – Male/Standard D1668, 30, 16-22
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – Vapour-permeable Adhesive Film Dressing – Hydrofilm IV Control 7cm x 9cm
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Hydrogel Sheet With Adhesive Border – Hydrosorb Comfort All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Hollister Wound Drainage Collector All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – HYPODERMIC EQUIPMENT – Lancets – Sterile, Single-Use – Omnican Lance Soft – (B.Braun Medical UK Ltd) 0.30mm/30 gauge, 200
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Dansac Ltd – Unique Light – Closed pouch – Opaque-soft lining on both sides, tapered barrier and fully activated filter All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Closed Pouch with skin protector, fabric both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning and filter – Opaque – Standard – pre-cut  25mm, 107325, 30
27.5mm, 107327, 30
30mm, 107330, 30
32.5mm, 107332, 30
45mm, 107345, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Closed Pouch with skin protector, fabric both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning and filter – Clear – Standard – pre-cut 27.5mm, 107427, 30
32.5mm, 107432, 30
50mm, 107450, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Contour Closed Pouch with soft foam backed contour skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning and hydrophobic filter – Clear – Standard – pre-cut 27.5mm, 207427, 30
55mm, 207455, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Convex closed pouch with soft foam backed convex skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning and hydrophobic filter – Clear – Standard – pre-cut  20mm, 307420, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select with skin protector, fabric both sides, filter Closed pouches – Clear – pre-cut 34mm, 101734, 30
41mm, 101741, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select with skin protector, fabric both sides, filter Closed pouches – Opaque – pre-cut 34mm, 100734, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Afresh Closed Pouch with skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning and filter – Opaque – Standard – pre-cut  45mm, 102145, 30
50mm, 102150, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Afresh Closed Pouch with skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning and filter – Opaque – Mini – pre-cut  27.5mm, 102327, 30
30mm, 102330, 30
37.5mm, 102337, 30
40mm, 102340, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Closed Convex Pouch – integral convexity with filter and split fabric backing – Clear – Standard – pre-cut  22.5mm, 103422, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Closed Convex Pouch – integral convexity with filter and split fabric backing – Opaque – Maxi – pre-cut 20mm, 103520, 10
25mm, 103525, 10
32.5mm, 103532, 10
37.5mm, 103537, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – COLOSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Platinum Contour Drainable Pouch with soft foam backed contour skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning, hydrophobic filter and clipless outlet – Clear Standard – pre-cut 20mm, 218420, 30
22.5mm, 218422, 30
27.5mm, 218427, 30
37.5mm, 218437, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Drainable Pouch with soft foam backed skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning, hydrophobic filter and clipless outlet – Clear Standard – pre-cut 22.5mm, 118422, 30
32.5mm, 118432, 30
50mm, 118450, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select – Paediatric Pouch – with skin protector, fabric both sides with printed motif – Clear – cut-to-fit 10mm-50mm, 101601, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select – Neonatal Pouch – Plain split fabric front and back – Clear – cut-to-fit 10mm-50mm, 101604, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Afresh – Drainable Pouch with Clipless System & Integral Filter – Opaque Maxi – pre-cut 20mm, 112520, 30
32.5mm, 112532, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Afresh – Drainable Pouch with Clipless System & Integral Filter – Clear Maxi – pre-cut 27.5mm, 112627, 30
32.5mm, 112632, 30
35mm, 112635, 30
37.5mm, 112637, 30
50mm, 112650, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Afresh – Drainable Pouch with filter – Clear Standard – pre-cut 37.5mm, 112237, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Afresh – Drainable Pouch with filter – Opaque Mini – pre-cut 25mm, 112325, 30
35mm, 112335, 30
45mm, 112345, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Drainable Convex Pouch – integral convexity with filter, split fabric backing and clipless outlet – Opaque – Maxi – cut-to-fit 37.5mm, 113537, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Drainable DuoVent – with two filters, easy access outlet, skin protector, fabric both sides – Clear – Mini – cut-to-fit 15-65mm, 111200, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – ILEOSTOMY (DRAINABLE) BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Drainable DuoVent – with two filters, easy access outlet, skin protector, fabric both sides – Opaque – Mini – cut-to-fit 15-65mm, 111215, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – TWO PIECE OSTOMY SYSTEMS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum 2 piece flat baseplate 60mm ring – pre-cut 27.5mm, 600027, 5
STOMA APPLIANCES – UROSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Contour Convex urostomy pouch with soft foam backed convex contour skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning and soft bung – Clear Standard – pre-cut 20mm, 421420, 10
35mm, 421435, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – UROSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Contour Convex urostomy pouch with soft foam backed convex contour skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning, tap and 2 adaptors for a night drainage bag – Clear Standard – pre-cut 20mm, 423420, 10
35mm, 423435, 10
40mm, 423440, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – UROSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Contour Convex urostomy pouch with soft foam backed convex contour skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning, tap and 2 adaptors for a night drainage bag – Clear Mini – cut-to-fit 12-40mm, 423212, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – UROSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Convex urostomy pouch with soft foam backed convex skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning and soft bung –  Clear Standard – pre-cut 20mm, 321420, 10
25mm, 321425, 10
35mm, 321435, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – UROSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Convex urostomy pouch with soft foam backed convex skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning, tap and 2 adaptors for a night drainage bag – Clear Standard – pre-cut  25mm, 323425, 10
30mm, 323430, 10
35mm, 323435, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – UROSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum Convex urostomy pouch with soft foam backed convex skin protector, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning, tap and 2 adaptors for a night drainage bag – Clear Maxi – cut-to-fit 12-40mm, 323612, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – UROSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Platinum with Vitamin E Convex Urostomy Pouch with soft foam backed contour skin protector containing Vitamin E, fabric on both sides, split fabric backing for viewing/positioning and flexible bung – Clear Standard – pre-cut 35mm, 421435E, 10
40mm, 421440E, 10
STOMA APPLIANCES – UROSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Urostomy Pouch with soft covering to both sides – pre-cut 37.5mm, 114237, 30
40mm, 114240, 30
55mm, 114255, 30
STOMA APPLIANCES – UROSTOMY BAGS – Pelican Healthcare Ltd – Pelican Select Convex Urostomy Pouch with soft convexity – pre-cut 37.5mm, 115437, 10
CHEMICAL REAGENTS – Biosensor Strips – Omnitest 3 50
CHEMICAL REAGENTS – Biosensor Strips – Omnitest 5 50

To view appliances due to be deleted from Part IX of the May 2022, June 2022 and July 2022 Drug Tariffs visit our page Drug Tariff Appliance Watch: Notice of Deletion

To view the latest changes to special container status, visit our Notice of changes to special container status of products page.

To view previous Drug Tariff Watch months visit our page here.