Submit FP34C through MYS by 5 March for earlier advance payment

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To secure access to earlier advance payments on 10 March 2022, contractors must submit their claims for NHS pharmaceutical services delivered in February 2022 by submitting their FP34Cs through the Manage Your Service (MYS) portal no later than 5 March 2022. Once the FP34C is submitted electronically, contractors should print their completed submission document from MYS and enclose it with their monthly prescription bundle. Even though a print out of the completed declaration is required to be included with the bundle, contractors are reminded that it is the figures declared within MYS portal that will be used as their FP34C declaration.

Contractors who submit their February 2022 FP34C figures late through MYS (after 5 March) 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 i.e. on 1 April 2022.

It is important to note that from April 2022 (i.e. for prescriptions dispensed in March 2022), MYS will be the ONLY route for all monthly FP34C submissions. For the dispensing month of January 2022, nearly 9,300 contractors submitted their FP34C through MYS by the 5 February 2022. The last paper FP34C submission document was posted out to contractors in February 2022 and 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. 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.

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