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Publication, Part of

Proposed Dispensing Feescales for GMS Contractors, England and Wales - 2020, October release

Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England, Wales

Calculation of October Feescales

Details of the existing feescales from the SFE and the proposed feescales from October 2020

Average annual volume change = 1.160 per cent

which is applied to each existing banding to calculate new bandings in proposed feescale.

Adjustment factor = 1.290

which is applied to each pence value at each banding to get new value in proposed feescale.

Table 4a and b: Dispensing Feescale for contractors that are authorised or required to provide dispensing services

4a. EXISTING FEESCALE FROM 01/10/2019   4b. PROPOSED FEESCALE FROM01/10/2020
Total prescriptions calculated separately for each individual dispensing practitioner, in bands Prices per prescription in pence   Total prescriptions calculated separately for each individual dispensing practitioner, in bands Prices per prescription in pence
Up to 456 198.5   Up to 461 256.2
457 - 570 195.7   462 - 577 252.5
571 - 686 193.1   578 - 694 249.2
687 - 799 190.7   695 - 808 246.0
800 - 914 188.4   809 - 925 243.1
915 - 1027 186.4   926 - 1039 240.5
1028 - 1427 184.4   1040 - 1444 238.0
1428 - 1998 182.7   1445 - 2022 235.8
1999 - 2283 181.1   2023 - 2310 233.7
2284 - 2854 179.7   2311 - 2888 231.9
2855 - 3424 178.5   2889 - 3465 230.3
3425 - 3996 177.4   3466 - 4044 228.9
3997 - 4564 176.5   4045 - 4618 227.7
4565 and over 175.8   4619 and over 226.9

Note: Calculations are performed on unrounded data

Table 5a and b: Dispensing Feescale for contractors that are not authorised or required to provide dispensing services1

5a. EXISTING FEESCALE FROM 01/10/2019   5b. PROPOSED FEESCALE FROM01/10/2020
Total prescriptions calculated separately for each individual dispensing practitioner, in bands Prices per prescription in pence   Total prescriptions calculated separately for each individual dispensing practitioner, in bands Prices per prescription in pence
Up to 456 206.9   Up to 461 266.9
457 - 570 204.0   462 - 577 263.3
571 - 686 201.5   578 - 694 260.0
687 - 799 199.0   695 - 808 256.8
800 - 914 196.8   809 - 925 254.0
915 - 1027 194.7   926 - 1039 251.3
1028 - 1427 192.7   1040 - 1444 248.7
1428 - 1998 191.0   1445 - 2022 246.5
1999 - 2283 189.4   2023 - 2310 244.4
2284 - 2854 188.0   2311 - 2888 242.6
2855 - 3424 186.8   2889 - 3465 241.0
3425 - 3996 185.7   3466 - 4044 239.7
3997 - 4564 184.8   4045 - 4618 238.5
4565 and over 184.1   4619 and over 237.6

1 This includes prescribing doctors or non-dispensing doctors personal administration drugs.

  Note: Calculations are performed on unrounded data.

Last edited: 8 December 2020 9:55 am