Transparency data

PPRS: quarterly net sales and payment information

Provides information on how the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) is controlling spend on branded medicines in the NHS.

Documents

Details

This page holds the NHS’s quarterly aggregate net sales and payment information on pharmaceuticals for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

From December 2015 (2015 Q3) the format of the quarterly data publication changed because:

  • we moved to annual totals where we received audited company data
  • it is helpful to publish separately the data for the 2014 branded medicines drugs bill growth calculation, and for the 2015 branded medicines drugs bill growth calculation

The sales information for each quarter of 2013 was used as the baseline for calculating the increase in the spend on branded medicines in 2014.

The Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme 2014 (PPRS) limits the growth in spend on branded medicines used by the NHS.

Under the scheme:

  • the amount the NHS spends on the branded medicines controlled by the scheme will remain flat for 2 years, followed by increases of less than 2% in the following 3 years
  • the industry will make payments to the Department of Health if NHS spending on branded medicines exceeds the allowed growth rate
  • payments are based on the difference between the allowed percentage growth and the actual percentage growth in how much the NHS spends on branded medicines
  • PPRS payments are due one month after the end of each calendar quarter and are calculated based on suppliers’ returns on net sales for that quarter
Published 30 June 2014
Last updated 15 December 2017 + full page history
  1. Added PPRS aggregate net sales and payment information for November 2017.
  2. Added PPRS aggregate net sales and payment information for September 2017.
  3. Added PPRS aggregate net sales and payment information for May 2017.
  4. Added the 2014 Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme: aggregate net sales and payment information (February 2017).
  5. Added the 2014 Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme: aggregate net sales and payment information (November 2016).
  6. Added the 2014 Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme: aggregate net sales and payment information (August 2016)
  7. Added the 2014 Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme: aggregate net sales and payment information (May 2016)
  8. Updated: added the PPRS aggregate net sales and payment Information Q4 2015.
  9. Updated: added the PPRS aggregate net sales and payment Information Q3 2015.
  10. Updated with PPRS Q2 2015 net sales and payment information.
  11. Updated with PPRS Q1 2015 net sales and payment information.
  12. Added document "2014 Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme: aggregate net sales and payment information (February 2015)"
  13. Added document "2014 Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme: aggregate net sales and payment information (November 2014)"
  14. quarterly aggregate net sales and payment information for quarter 2 2014 has been added.
  15. First published.