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Document Formula and discount tables to calculate payment for a prescribing only practice

This is the basic formula we use to calculate your payments which is then subject to amendments by your Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
 
Basic price of drug (as listed in BNF, DM+D or Drug Tariff)
-
Discount
+
VAT Allowance for personally administered items only
+
Dispensing fee
 =
Total

The VAT
Allowance that is reimbursed will be at the current rate for that dispensing month, which is currently at 20%.

Please note we calculate the dispensing fees for both PMS and GMS practices however CCG's pay these to GMS practices only. If you are a PMS practice you will need to contact your local CCG as they may make an alternative payment.


Discount

 

Total basic price per month - £ bandwidth

New discount rate %
1 to 2000 3.17
2001 to 4000 5.93
4001 to 6000 7.21
6001 to 8000 8.06
8001 to 10 000 8.68
10 001 to 12 000 9.19
12 001 to 14 000 9.60
14 001 to 16 000 9.97
16 001 to 18 000 10.29
18 001 to 20 000 10.57
20 001 to 22 000 10.82
22 001 to 24 000 11.03
24 001 and above 11.18
 

Fees

Annex G of the Statement of Financial Entitlement states that the following table will be used to calculate the dispensing fees from 1st April 2019:
 

Total prescriptions calculated separately for each individual dispensing practitioner, in bands

Prices per prescription in pence
Up to 456 240.5
457 - 570 237.1
571 - 686 234.2
687 - 799 231.3
800 - 914 228.8
915 - 1027 226.3
1028 - 1427 224.0
1428 - 1998 222.1
1999 - 2283 220.2
2284 - 2854 218.6
2855 - 3424 217.1
3425 - 3996 215.9
3997 - 4564 214.8
4565 and over 214.0


Annex G of the Statement of Financial Entitlement states that the following table will be used to calculate the dispensing fees from 1 October 2018 to 31st March 2019:
 

Total prescriptions calculated separately for each individual dispensing practitioner, in bands

Prices per prescription in pence
Up to 456 257.0
457 - 570 253.3
571 - 686 250.3
687 - 799 247.3
800 - 914 244.6
915 - 1027 242.0
1028 - 1427 239.5
1428 - 1998 237.4
1999 - 2283 235.4
2284 - 2854 233.6
2855 - 3424 231.1
3425 - 3996 230.8
3997 - 4564 229.6
4565 and over 228.8
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