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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 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

286.8

455 – 569

282.7

570 – 684

279.0

685 – 796

275.5

797 – 912

272.2

913 – 1024

269.3

1025 – 1423

266.4

1424 – 1992

264.0

1993 – 2276

261.6

2277 – 2846

259.6

2847 – 3414

257.8

3415 – 3984

256.3

3985 – 4551

254.9

4552 and over

254.0

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

224.5

458 – 573

221.3

574 – 689

218.4

690 – 802

215.6

803 – 918

213

919 – 1031

210.8

1032 – 1433

208.5

1434 – 2006

206.6

2007 – 2292

204.8

2293 – 2866

203.2

2867 – 3438

201.8

3439 – 4012

200.6

4013 – 4583

199.5

4584 and over

198.8

 

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