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Thursday, 6 October 2011

The Specials tariff will be announced 1st November 2011

It was announced on the 8th September that the PSNC have reached an agreement with the Department of Health regarding the funding settlement package for 2011/12.
From the 1st November this year, a Specials tariff will be introduced as an initial change to the reimbursement arrangements. Further changes will be made throughout the year.
Although we have yet to see the final tariff, we are hopeful that its content may largely reflect the input and existing pricing structures of ACSM members.  If the net result is an end to uncontrolled price inflation within the distribution chain, then this will be a positive thing for the industry and will ultimately have the effect of reducing the overall spend on specials.  As manufacturers, we believe the tariff acknowledges us as a high quality source of supply that is aiming to offer best value for money to the NHS.

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