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Jul
25

FAQ - PA Items [again!]

BY GREG BULL  |  POSTED IN GENERAL NEWS

Question – Do I need to physically endorse every prescription for a PA item?

Answer - Whether you endorse PA or not is irrelevant to NHS Prescription Services for the reimbursement of the VAT element. E.g. they will reimburse the VAT on Prostap whether it has been endorsed PA or not. Remember if you endorse PA on an item not considered as PA by the NHS Business Services Authority it will be disallowed. Our advice is to only endorse PA on PA items for non-exempt patients. If a PA item is taken out of the surgery and administered by a non-practice employee e.g. community nurse for diamorphine injections for a syringe driver it is NOT PA and you can claim all the VAT from the HMRC.