Reminder: Submit FP34C through MYS by 5 February for earlier advance payment

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To secure access to earlier advance payments on 10 February 2022, contractors must submit their claims for NHS pharmaceutical services delivered in January 2022 by submitting their FP34Cs through the Manage Your Service (MYS) portal no later than 5 February 2022.

Contractors using MYS are required to complete and print off the FP34C from the MYS portal and send it back to the NHSBSA along with the prescription bundle by the 5th of the month following that in which supply was made. Contractors are reminded that while they must print an FP34C from MYS, it is the figures declared within MYS that will be used for their declaration.

Contractors who submit their January FP34C figures late through MYS (after 5 February) or continue to declare figures using the paper FP34C submission document will NOT receive any earlier advance payments and will instead receive their advance payments in accordance with the normal payment timetable.

Please note that the last paper FP34C submission document will be sent to contractors in February 2022 to be submitted by 5 March 2022. From April 2022 (i.e. for prescriptions dispensed in March 2022), MYS will be the ONLY route for all monthly FP34C submissions. Last month, nearly 9,000 contractors submitted their FP34C through MYS by the 6 January 2022. Therefore, contractors still relying on the paper FP34C submission document are strongly encouraged to start submitting their monthly declaration through the MYS portal.

If the FP34C submission document and prescription bundle is received very late by the NHSBSA (usually after the 20th of each month), contractors will not receive any advance payment but instead will only receive the final reconciliation payment. The FP34C submission cut-off dates for normal advance payments are published on the NHSBSA’s website.

Contractors should note that the final reconciliation payment date remains unchanged i.e. this will continue to be paid on the 1st working day of the month approximately two months after contractors have submitted the appropriate FP34C form and prescriptions for pricing.

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