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Drug Tariff to go digital-first this April

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has adopted a new digital-first approach to the Drug Tariff.

From April 2021 the Drug Tariff will no longer be printed and distributed as a paper document to anyone who currently receives it, including dispensing contractors and subscribers.

The Drug Tariff will continue to be published on a monthly basis online via the NHSBSA website. Dispensing contractors can also register to receive a monthly email with a link to the publication.

The move forms part of NHSBSA’s commitment to digital transformation and the NHS Long Term Plan.

The Government consulted stakeholders and representative groups about this change to the Drug Tariff. As a result of the consultation, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) agreed that March 2021 will be the final month in which a printed Drug Tariff will be circulated. The change was first announced in the November 2020 Drug Tariff.

To view the Drug Tariff visit:

To sign up for the monthly Drug Tariff email, or give feedback, contact

Contact Information

Kate Blush

Senior Media and Campaigns Officer

NHS Business Services Authority

Notes to editors

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