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Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

Department of Health written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Julian Huppert Julian Huppert Liberal Democrat, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2014 to Question 210807, what the anticipated payments were in respect of England in 2014-15; whether the anticipated payments have been passed to NHS England through the mandate; and whether the actual rebate payments for 2014-15 are on course to match or exceed those anticipated payments.

Photo of Julian Huppert Julian Huppert Liberal Democrat, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2014 to Question 210807, what the anticipated payments in England were in 2014-15; whether those anticipated payments have been passed to NHS England through the mandate in full; and whether the actual rebate payments for 2014-15 are on course to match or exceed those anticipated payments.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The anticipated Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) payment for 2014-15 in respect of England was estimated to be £375 million and this was taken into account when setting the 2014-15 NHS England Mandate and overall NHS budget.

The actual amount received in financial year 2014-15 will depend on actual sales covered by the PPRS in Quarters 2-4 2014 and Quarter 1 in 2015, and also on the adjusted payment percentage for 2015 which will affect Quarter 1 2015.

The Government has committed to publishing PPRS payment data quarterly. In line with this commitment, the Department has published the first two quarters PPRS payments for 2014 and will be announcing the third and fourth quarter payments, which will depend on growth in those quarters, together with the adjusted payment percentage for 2015, in due course.

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