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CPD Zone - Jargon and Definitions

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS

CPD Zone

Definitions and Jargon

Branded Generic Category A Generic given a brand name and sold at a price usually below the original patented brand but sometimes significantly more expensive than the true cost price of the Category A Generic. The list price may, or may not, be above the Drug Tariff price.

Category A Generics readily available - patent long since expired.

Category C  Brands listed by their generic names in the Drug Tariff, still under protection of patent.

Category M Generics which are readily available, where the Department of Health calculate the reimbursement price based on information submitted by manufacturers.

Dispensing Fee Graduated scale of fees per dispensed item per Doctor based on monthly figures. Dispensing fees do not go on the Practices or Primary Care Organisations drug budgets.

Clawback This is the recovery of assumed discounts given to dispensing doctors [and pharmacies] by manufacturers by the DH. This is achieved by means of a sliding scale per Practice based on the NHS reimbursement price of medicines dispensed per month.

Drug Tariff A  book issued monthly detailing the reimbursement of dispensed medicines and devices.

ETP/EPS Electronic Transmission of Prescriptions/Electronic Transmission Service.

FP10 Standard NHS Primary Care prescription form.

FP34D The coded form to be submitted to NHS Prescription Services at each month end,

stating the number of prescription forms and items dispensed by each GP within a dispensing practice.

FP34D Appendix The coded form to be submitted to NHS Prescription Services at each month end, stating the number of vaccine items issued by all GP practices.

Generic Drug A patent expired drug which is available in unbranded form from more than one supplier.

Manufacturers Discount Scheme [MDS] Cash discount or credit note on drug purchases delivered to the practice usually by the main wholesaler.

Net Ingredient Cost [NIC] The NHS list price of a brand or the Drug Tariff price of a generic excluding VAT. Also known as basic price.

Parallel Import [PIs]) A branded pharmaceutical imported and resourced from the EU. The product has to fulfil certain criteria and each individual pack is inspected and must bear the importers product licence.

Personally Administered Item [Pas] An item dispensed within the surgery for the immediate treatment of the patient within the surgery usually by a health care professional. The current NHS definition of PA does not include dressings, with the exception of sutures and steri-strips.

Patient Information Leaflet [PIL] A paper leaflet inserted into the packaging of a medicine giving the patient information about that medicine.

Selected List Scheme [SLS] Medicines only to be ordered on an NHS prescript[ion under certain circumstances (in the Drug Tariff under part XVIIIB).

Standard Operating Procedure [SOP] Detailed written instructions to achieve uniformity of a specific function at a specified site.