Personal Administration Claims to PPA - Dispensing Fees

The latest legislation for payment is set out in Section 17 and Annex G of The General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Amendment No.3) Directions 2015 and came into effect on April 1, 2016. The contents from the appropriate annex are set out below.

Flu vaccinations

The procedure for claims for flu vaccinations is exactly the same as for all personally administered items.

Dispensing fees - non-dispensing practices

The dispensing fee is calculated on the basis of the total number of prescriptions items submitted each month, calculated separately for each individual practitioner, in bands as follows:


Up to 455

224.0p

456 - 568
220.9p

569 - 683
218.1p

684 - 796

215.5p

797 - 911

213.1p

912 - 1023

210.8p

1024 - 1422

208.7p

1423 - 1990

206.8p

1991 - 2275

205.1p

2276 - 2844
203.6p

2845 - 3412

202.2p

3413 - 3981
201.1p

3982 - 4548
200.1p

4549 and over
199.4p 

Dispensing fees - dispensing practices

The dispensing fee is calculated on the basis of the total number of prescriptions submitted each month, calculated separately for each individual practitioner, in bands as follows:


Up to 455

214.9p

456 - 568
211.9p

569 - 683
209.1p

684 - 796
206.4p

797 - 911
204.0p

912 - 1023
201.8p

1024 - 1422
199.7p

1423 - 1990
197.8p

1991 - 2275
196.1p

2276 - 2844
194.5p

2845 - 3412
193.2p

3413 - 3981
192.1p

3982 - 4548
191.1p

4549 and over

190.3p

If the Practice is submitting more than 455 prescriptions it is financially beneficial to split them into batches for each doctor.

PPA monthly return sheet

Subscribers to the FPM website can access a spreadsheet for making PPA claims in the practice administration index of the policies and procedures libraryIf you are not a member, have a look at the information about the benefits of membership and how to subscribe.

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