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October feescale rises by 32.75p per item

Average 16 per cent rise compared to April 2020

October 9th 2020

Tagged: DM Zone news England Wales

By Ailsa Colquhoun

The dispensing fee scale for England and Wales will rise from October 1, 2020, by an average of 32.75p per item (16 per cent), compared to April 2020.

The basis for dispensing fee calculations is the dispensing envelope for 2020-21, which is valued at £184.85 million. This is calculated by taking the 2019/20 envelope (£180.96 million) and adjusting this figure for any over/underspend in 2019/20 and uplifting the cost element and profit element.  Further details on the methodology are available here.

The new fee scale, effective from October 1, 2020 is published below.

Please note that changes to the band levels preclude a direct comparison with the April, 2020 feescale.

Total prescriptions calculated separately
for each individual dispensing practitioner, in bands
Prices per prescription
in pence (from October 2020)
Up to 461256.2
462– 577252.5
578 – 694249.2
695 – 808246.0
809 – 925243.1
926 – 1039240.5
1040 – 1444238.0
1445 – 2022235.8
2023– 2310233.7
2311 – 2888231.9
2889 – 3465230.3
3466 – 4043228.9
4044 – 4618227.7
4619 and over226.9

The new fee scales will be published for members on the DDA website in the dispensary management zone.