Reimbursement for Medicines Dispensed

Reimbursement for medicines dispensed works in a similar way to work expenses. If you travel somewhere for work you can claim back the mileage at a rate agreed with your employer. Similarly, pharmacies buy medicines to fulfill prescriptions on behalf of the NHS, and they are paid back at an agreed price for those medicines purchased, by sourcing the stock at the best possible price. This is good for the NHS, as the constant pressure on the market from pharmacy contractors looking for the best deals keeps prices (and therefore their costs) down in the long run. It’s clearly good for the network too - the money made keeps the pharmacies up and running.

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