Consultation outcome

Branded medicines: statutory scheme

This consultation has concluded

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Final impact assessment: statutory scheme to control costs of branded health service medicines

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Detail of outcome

The government has published its response to the consultation on proposed changes to the statutory scheme that controls the cost of branded health service medicines.

A revised payment percentage for 2020 will be set from 1 April 2020 and the payment percentage for 2021 has been adjusted. These are set out in the response document.

There have been changes to the impact assessment in response to consultation feedback.

The finalised regulations and explanatory memorandum have been published.

Original consultation

Summary

Proposed changes to the statutory scheme to control the costs of branded health service medicines.

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Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on proposed changes to the statutory scheme to control the costs of branded medicines.

The consultation focuses specifically on proposed amendments to the payment percentages that are currently set out in the legislation for the statutory scheme.

We propose adjusting the payment percentages for 2020 and 2021 to help ensure allowed growth in statutory scheme sales of branded medicines to the NHS is limited to the current rate of 1.1% per year.

Documents

Impact assessment: statutory scheme to control costs of branded health service medicines

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Published 21 January 2020
Last updated 10 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added the consultation response and final impact assessment.

  2. First published.