End of paper FP34C submission document

The last paper FP34C submission document will be posted out to contractors in February 2022. After this month, contractors will no longer receive paper FP34C submission documents in the post. 

From April 2022 (for prescriptions dispensed from March 2022), the Manage Your Service (MYS) portal will be the ONLY route available to contractors for all monthly FP34C submissions. This change was announced in the September 2021 Drug Tariff. Pharmacy contractors who have not already registered for MYS can download and complete the form on the NHSBSA’s website and send it to nhsbsa.mys@nhs.net.

Approximately 1,500 pharmacy contractors still reliant on the paper FP34C submission document are strongly encouraged to start using the MYS portal to make their monthly FP34C declarations. To benefit from earlier advance payments, contractors must submit their FP34C through the MYS portal by the 5th of the month following that in which supply was made. Once the FP34C is submitted electronically, contractors should print their completed submission document from MYS and enclose it with their monthly prescription bundle. Please note that the NHSBSA will continue to post out red separators for contractors to submit relevant forms each month.

For prescriptions dispensed in January 2022, over 9,300 pharmacy contractors received earlier advance payments on 10 February by submitting their FP34C declaration through MYS by the 5 February. Contractors who submitted their January FP34C through MYS late (after 5 February) or used the paper FP34C submission document to declare their January figures will receive their advance payments in accordance with the normal payment timetable i.e. on 1 March 2022.

Further details on the new payment arrangements for contractors are outlined in this PSNC Briefing.

Pharmacy contractors can also view an on-demand version of a webinar presented on the changes to advance payments and FP34C submission requirements.

For any queries regarding payments please contact nhsbsa.contractorpayments@nhs.net