New PSNC resource: Notice of changes to special container status of products

New PSNC resource: Notice of changes to special container status of products

June 26, 2020

Following a review of the special container status of certain products, the Department of Health of Social Care (DHSC) has re-determined a number of  products (24 products between May and July) now meet the special container criteria as set out in Part II Clause 10B of the Drug Tariff.

In June 2020 PSNC notified contractor that 21 products had been reclassified as special containers between May-June 2020. A further 3 products are to be reclassified as special containers from July 2020.

For a list of all the monthly changes to special container status of products please see the following page Notice of changes to special container status of products.

Where a product meets the special container criteria (see Background section) as set out in the Drug Tariff, a special container indicator for the relevant pack size (complete pack or sub-pack) is applied to the respective product entries in dictionary of medicines and devices (dm+d) and in the Drug Tariff, where listed. To assist pharmacy teams and provide full visibility PSNC will provide monthly updates on products that are reclassified as special containers.


If you identify any particular product(s) which are not currently classed as special containers but you believe satisfy the criteria (as set out in Part II CLAUSE 10 B of the Drug Tariff), please notify PSNC’s Dispensing and Supply Team (0203 1220 810 or info@psnc.org.uk) who will investigate and assess if it meets the relevant criteria. Where appropriate, PSNC will make application to the NHSBSA and DHSC seeking for the special container status of the product(s) to be re-determined.

 



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