Certificates of Conformity

Pharmacies no longer need to submit certificates of conformity in line with the drug tariff as of June 1 2020, but still need to retain these on site:

Unlicensed specials and imports (Part VIIIB)

The Drug Tariff no longer has a requirement for contractors to submit copies of the Certificate of Analysis (COA) or Certificate of Conformity (COC) to the local NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) team of the prescriber after dispensing unlicensed specials or imports not listed in Part VIIIB.

As contractors are still required to keep the necessary records of unlicensed specials or imports they dispense for a period of five years, any COAs and COCs obtained can be retained by the pharmacy for this purpose.

For more information please visit the following link: https://cpe.org.uk/dispensing-and-supply/dispensing-process/dispensing-a-prescription/unlicensed-specials-and-imports/