COVID-19 Costs: Claiming period begins

COVID-19 Costs: Claiming period begins

July 6, 2021

The six-week period for community pharmacy contractors to claim for the extra costs they incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic began, Monday 5th July 2021.

Under the deal reached between PSNC and HM Government last week, contractors can claim for specific categories of COVID-19 related costs incurred between 1st March 2020 and 31st March 2021 for the delivery of NHS pharmaceutical services using an agreed claim form provided by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA).

The claim form asks contractors to set out their costs according to these categories and to indicate their evidence for them. Contractors must think carefully when making their claims as the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has not set out detailed evidence requirements. Contractors with two or more branches will be able to submit a single claim and provide documentation to evidence claims at a company level.

PSNC will be issuing a series of guides to support contractors in making their claims. The first of these has been published on the following link

Read PSNC’s guidance and learn more about the claims process 


A claim form is available on the following link:

Reimbursement for COVID-19 costs | NHSBSA

You’ll have until 11.59pm on 15 August 2021 to submit your claim.

You might be asked to submit evidence to support your claim.

Support:

Contact: nhsbsa.covidclaims@nhs.net if you have any questions.



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