Drug Tariff Watch – October 2021

Drug Tariff Watch – October 2021

October 1, 2021

The Drug Tariff Preface published monthly lists additions, deletions and other changes to products listed in the Drug Tariff. Below is a quick summary of the changes coming into effect from 1 October 2021.

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 Additions

Category C Additions:

  • Activated charcoal 81.3% granules sugar free g (50g) – Carbomix BB & OOP
  • Adrenaline (base) 1mg/10ml (1 in 10,000) dilute solution for injection ampoules 10 – Martindale Pharmaceuticals Ltd BB, DND & OOP
  • Carbocisteine 250mg/5ml oral solution sugar free (300ml) – Brown & Burk UK Ltd BB & OOP
  • Ephedrine 30mg/10ml solution for injection pre-filled syringes g (1)-  Aguettant Ltd BB & OOP
  • Glycopyrronium 7.2micrograms/dose / Formoterol 5micrograms/dose inhaler CFC free g (120 dose) – Bevespi Aerosphere BB & OOP
  • Leuprorelin 10.72mg implant pre-filled syringes g (1) – Staladex BB, DND & OOP

Part VIIIA Amendments

  • Co-amilofruse 5mg/40mg tablets (28) Category C Frumil has moved to has moved to Category A 
    Price increase from £5.29 to £6.49 

Please note all prices listed were correct at the time of publishing and are 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 A Deletions:

  • Meprobamate 400mg tablets (84)

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

  • Dovato 50mg/300mg tablets
  • Ethosuximide 250mg/5ml oral solution sugar free
  • Levothyroxine sodium 125micrograms/5ml oral solution sugar free
  • Promazine 25mg/5ml oral solution
  • Voriconazole 200mg tablets

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

Page 22

  • Adrenaline (base) 150micrograms/0.15ml (1 in 1,000) solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices
  • Adrenaline (base) 150micrograms/0.3ml (1 in 2,000) solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices
  • Adrenaline (base) 500micrograms/0.5ml (1 in 1,000) solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices

Now reads

  • Adrenaline (base) solution for injection pre-filled disposable devices (ALL)

Page 31

  • Jext 150micrograms/0.15ml (1 in 1,000) solution for injection auto-injectors

Now reads

  • Jext solution for injection auto-injectors (ALL)

Page 36

  • Primidone 50mg tablets

Now reads

  • Primidone tablets (ALL)

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 October 2021 Drug Tariff:

Product Additional information (size, product code etc)
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Tielle Packing 9.5cm x 9.5cm
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS -Polyurethane Foam Film Dressing – Sterile – With Adhesive Border Light to medium exudating wounds – Tielle  All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Polyurethane Foam Film Dressing – Sterile – With Adhesive Border Light to medium exudating wounds – Tielle Sacrum Square 18cm x 18cm
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Polyurethane Foam Film Dressing – Sterile – With Adhesive Border Lightly to non-exuding wounds – Tielle Lite  All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Polyurethane Foam Film Dressing – Sterile – With Adhesive Border
Moderate to heavily exuding wounds – Tielle Plus
All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Polyurethane Foam Film Dressing – Sterile – With Adhesive Border
Moderate to heavily exuding wounds – Tielle Plus Heel Hydropolymer Adhesive Dressing – Heel
20cm x 26.5cm
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Polyurethane Foam Film Dressing – Sterile – Without Adhesive Border
Moderate to heavily exuding wounds – Tielle Essential Heel Foam – Heel 
12cm x 18cm
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Polyurethane Foam Film Dressing – Sterile – Without Adhesive Border
Moderate to heavily exuding wounds – Tielle Non Adhesive
All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Protease Modulating Matrix – Sterile – Biosorb Gelling Fibre All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Protease Modulating Matrix – Sterile – Tegaderm Superabsorber All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Soft Polymer Wound Contact Dressing with Polyurethane Foam Film Backing Impregnated with Antimicrobial Agents – Tielle PHMB Border All sizes
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Soft Polymer Wound Contact Dressing with Polyurethane Foam Film Backing Impregnated with Antimicrobial Agents – Tielle PHMB Non Adhesive All sizes
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Soft Silicone Wound Contact Dressing with Polyurethane Foam Film Backing – Sterile – Tielle Essential Silicone Adhesive Foam All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Soft Silicone Wound Contact Dressing with Polyurethane Foam Film Backing – Sterile – Tielle Essential Silicone Border All types and sizes
APPLIANCES – DRESSINGS – WOUND MANAGEMENT DRESSINGS – Soft Silicone Wound Contact Dressing with Polyurethane Foam Film Backing – Sterile – Tielle Silicone Border All sizes
APPLIANCES – HYPODERMIC EQUIPMENT – Needles for Pre-filled and Reusable Pen Injectors – IME-FINE All sizes
APPLIANCES – HYPODERMIC EQUIPMENT – Lancets – Sterile, Single-Use – IME-DC (Arctic Medical Ltd) 0.3mm/30 gauge, 100
APPLIANCES – HYPODERMIC EQUIPMENT – Lancets – Sterile, Single-Use – Unilet ComforTouch (Owen Mumford Ltd) 0.375mm/28 gauge, 100 & 200
APPLIANCES – TRACHEOSTOMY AND LARYNGECTOMY APPLIANCES – Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy Protectors – Sofnex Laryngectomy Shield (contains 2 neckbands) All types and sizes
STOMA APPLIANCES – BAG COVERS – CUI International – Cuiwear Urostomy bag support device with in built pouch cover and night drainage Ladies – Full Brief Black, Sizes 8 -24, CF68 – CF76
White, Sizes 8 -24, CF58 – CF66
STOMA APPLIANCES – BAG COVERS – CUI International – Cuiwear Urostomy bag support device with in built pouch cover and night drainage – Ladies – Shortie Black, Sizes 8 -24, BS68 – BS76
White, Sizes 8 -24, BS58 – BS66
STOMA APPLIANCES – BAG COVERS – CUI International – Cuiwear Urostomy bag support device with in built pouch cover and night drainage – Mens – Trunks Navy, S, M, L, XL, XXL LT31 – LT35
Denim, S, M, L, XL, XXL LT37 – LT41
STOMA APPLIANCES – BAG COVERS – CUI International – Cuiwear Urostomy bag support device with in built pouch cover and night drainage – Mens – Boxers Navy, S, M, L, XL, XXL CN31 – CN35
White, S, M, L, XL, XXL CW31 – CW35
STOMA APPLIANCES – BELTS – Respond Healthcare Ltd – OstoMart Cool Comfort Unisex Light Control Support Garment Belt Black, XXLarge/XXXLarge CCWBB12X
STOMA APPLIANCES – BELTS – Respond Healthcare Ltd – OstoMart Cool Comfort Unisex Light Control Support Garment Brief Nude, Large/XLarge CCPBN1L
STOMA APPLIANCES – BELTS – Respond Healthcare Ltd – OstoMart Cool Comfort Unisex Light Control Support Garment Boxer Black, Large/XLarge CCBXB1L
CHEMICAL REAGENTS – IME-DC 50

To view appliances due to be deleted from Part IX of the October, November and December 2021 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.



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