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Appliances and disallowed items tackled in new Hints & Tips

GP teams invited to take part in Drug Tariff development

February 6th 2023

Tagged: Dispensary guidance news England Wales

By Ailsa Colquhoun

Hints and Tips Issue 50 (Jan 23) contains information on dispensing appliances and avoiding disallowed items. There is also an opportunity to get involved in Drug Tariff development, by emailing [email protected].

Appliances: Appliances listed in Part IXA should only be prescribed by brand or endorsed with a Tariff listed branded appliance. Any unendorsed submissions will be referred back. Items endorsed with a brand not listed in Part IXA of the Tariff will be returned as disallowed.

Disallowed items. NHS BSA has published a guide to avoiding disallowed items. This may occur when a community nurse prescriber prescribes items which are not listed in their drug formulary or which are not listed in Part IX of the Drug Tariff.