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This is the basic formula we use to calculate your payments which is then subject to amendments by your Sub ICB Location (SICBL). 

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%.

We calculate the dispensing fees for both PMS and GMS practices however SICBL pay these to GMS practices only. If you are a PMS practice you will need to contact your local SICBL 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 1 October 2022:

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

Prices per prescription in pence

Up to 454

298.8

455 – 569

294.7

570 – 684

291.0

685 – 796

287.5

797 – 912

284.3

913 – 1024

281.3

1025 – 1423

278.5

1424 – 1992

276.0

1993 – 2276

273.7

2277 – 2846

271.6

2847 – 3414

269.8

3415 – 3984

268.3

3985 – 4551

267.0

4552 and over

266.0

Annex G of the Statement of Financial Entitlement states that the following table will be used to calculate the dispensing fees from 1 April 2022:

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

Prices per prescription in pence

Up to 457

233.9

458 – 573

230.7

574 – 689

227.8

690 – 802

225

803 – 918

222.5

919 – 1031

220.2

1032 – 1433

217.9

1434 – 2006

216

2007 – 2292

214.2

2293 – 2866

212.6

2867 – 3438

211.2

3439 – 4012

210

4013 – 4583

209

4584 and over

208.2