Printed DT

End of the paper Drug Tariff in England

Dispensing contractors in England should note that from April 2021 the Drug Tariff will no longer be printed and distributed as a paper document.

On behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), it has been announced that dispensing contractors in England should note that from April 2021 the Drug Tariff will no longer be printed and distributed as a paper document.

The Government recently consulted stakeholders and representative groups in England about this change. March 2021 will be the final month in which a printed Drug Tariff will be circulated. The Drug Tariff will continue to be published on a monthly basis online and accessible via the NHS Business Service Authority's (NHSBSA's) website

Where dispensing contractors have a registered email address with the NHSBSA, from January 2021 a link to the PDF copy will be supplied each month to that address. Where any issues arise in obtaining the link to the PDF copy of the Drug Tariff, dispensing contractors can contact: nhsbsa.drugtariff@nhs.net 

The NHSBSA will contact dispensing contractors in advance of the ceasing of the printed Drug Tariff to validate email addresses.

The email inbox above can also be used should contractors wish to request that their email address be added to the circulation list. Dispensing contractors should note that this mailbox will not be monitored until January 2021. 

An announcement has also been made in the November Drug Tariff.

Contact Information

Kate Blush

Media and Campaigns Officer

NHS Business Services Authority

nhsbsa.communicationsteam@nhs.net

Notes to editors

About the NHS Business Services Authority

The NHS Business Services Authority is a Special Health Authority and an Arm’s Length Body of the Department of Health and Social Care which provides a range of critical central services to NHS organisations, NHS contractors, patients and the public. Its purpose is to be a catalyst for better health and its vision is to be the delivery partner of choice for the NHS. For more information about the NHSBSA, please visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk