Zero discount changes
but only for chemists - again.
The DoH simplifies the
The Department of Health has announced changes to the Zero Discount arrangements for reimbursing NHS dispesning contractors. Changes will be implemented in two stages:
From May 1, new criteria will apply for the addition of products to the ZD lists, replacing those which are used currently. Under the new criteria, products will only be added if requested by PSNC and where one or more of the following criteria apply:
(i) the manufacturer, AAH and UniChem do not offer pharmacy contractors a discount;
At this time, this change
will affect only additions to the lists. All products currently
featuring on both ZD lists will remain until the second stage of this
change is implemented.
[Ed: How is it that all the might and "power" of the two dispensing doctor representative groups (yes, that does include the DDA Ltd) have failed - or not bothered trying - to achieve a ZD list for their colleagues?]