Understanding your FP34 Schedule of Payments

The Schedule of Payments is a document which provides contractors with a summary breakdown of reimbursement for drugs and appliances provided against NHS prescriptions including the fees payable for any additional NHS services provided for example, Advanced Services and any locally authorised payments from your NHS England Area team. Pharmacy contractors can expect to receive their Schedule of Payment from NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) 5-working days before the payment date.

Please click here to visit PSNC for more information on the following:

• Timing of monthly payments
• How to access Schedule of Payments
• Summary of Payment Amounts
• Total of Drugs and Appliances
• Total of Fees
• Charges
• Details of Local Amounts Authorised
• Details of Other Amounts Authorised
• Prescription Data
• Items Transferred Between Exempt and Chargeable Groups
• Summary of Expensive Items
• Related resources

Accessing earlier advance payments and changes to submission requirements

Many changes were implemented to the Drug Tariff from October 2021. Pharmacy contractors and their teams should familiarise themselves with the below and adjust their processes where required.

  • Earlier advance payments for all contractors
  • End to the Pharmacy Earlier Payment Scheme (PEPS)
  • Extended submission deadlines for bank holidays
  • Changes to end-of-month paper FP10 prescription sorting requirements
  • Changes to the inclusion criteria for red separators
  • Updated paper FP34C

Find out more on the above