Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme update
The ending of the contract between Taulia and the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has been announced.
While NHSBSA continues to cover payments to existing members of the Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme (PEPS), that announcement also stated that the future of PEPS is now under consideration. In the meantime no new pharmacies will be added to the scheme.
As we alerted contractors in March, PSNC is concerned about this situation and is in talks with DHSC about the future of PEPS. The present version of the PEP Scheme was launched in early 2020, and if it is now to be withdrawn it is vital that the economic impact on thousands of community pharmacies financed by PEPS is taken fully into account.