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Document When will I get paid in relation to when I submit my prescriptions?

This will depend on whether you are a pharmacy contractor, appliance contractor or practice. Further information can be found on our website. Click here to view the relevant page.


Pharmacy contractor

Your payments are always paid three months in arrears.

For example, January’s prescriptions will be paid for at the beginning of April.

However, you will receive an advance payment (based on the figures declared on your submission document) a month prior to this.

For example, January's advance will be paid at the beginning of March.

Please note that if you have signed up to the Pharmacy Early Payment Scheme (PEPS) then you will receive an advance payment earlier than this as long as your prescriptions are received by the deadline. Please see 'What is the Pharmacy Early Payment Scheme (PEPS)?' for more information.


Appliance Contractor

Your payments are always paid two months in arrears.

For example, January’s prescriptions will be paid for at the beginning of March.

Please note that unlike a pharmacy, you would not receive any advance.


Practice

You will need to speak to your CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) as they are responsible for making your payments. However, generally speaking you will be paid three months in arrears.

 
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