This adjustment has been agreed between the Department of Health (DH), which remains responsible for determining drug reimbursement prices, and PSNC.
An October adjustment is in keeping with usual practices and this adjustment is being made at this stage with the aim of maintaining smooth funding flows and avoiding significant corrections for pharmacy contractors and the NHS.
The level of adjustment being made is considered prudent, especially in the context of on-going funding negotiations for 2013/14. PSNC, DH and NHS England remain fully committed to those on-going negotiations and good progress is being made.
PSNC have said that It is important to reach the right agreement, even if this takes some time.
October 2013 Category M price listsThe Department of Health has announced the new Category M prices which will apply to prescriptions from October until December 2013. To view the October 2013 price list please visit the Category M section of the PSNC website.