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Document Formula and discount tables to calculate payment for a dispensing 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 456 230.8
457 - 570 227.5
571 - 686 224.5
687 - 799 221.6
800 - 914 219.0
915 - 1027 216.7
1028 - 1427 214.4
1428 - 1998 212.4
1999 - 2283 210.5
2284 - 2854 208.9
2855 - 3424 207.4
3425 - 3996 206.2
3997 - 4564 205.1
4565 and over 204.4


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 456 246.7
457 - 570 243.1
571 - 686 240.0
687 - 799 236.9
800 - 914 234.1
915 - 1027 231.6
1028 - 1427 229.1
1428 - 1998 227.0
1999 - 2283 225.0
2284 - 2854 223.3
2855 - 3424 221.7
3425 - 3996 220.4
3997 - 4564 219.3
4565 and over 218.4
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