Pharmacy contractors receive a Single Activity fee for every item dispensed including medicines and appliances. This fee is currently 125p per item (this was 113p per item between December 2016 and March 2017).
Pharmacy contractors can also claim a range of additional fees which are set out in Part IIIA of the Drug Tariff including fees for things such as dispensing unlicensed specials or imports, measuring and fitting hosiery and trusses and dispensing controlled drugs.
Pharmacy contractors also receive an expensive prescription fee equivalent to 2% of the net ingredient cost of items dispensed that cost over £100.
In 2005, the urgent (out of hours) additional fee was removed from the national arrangements. Out of hours arrangements are now commissioned locally by local NHS England teams (of NHS England) to meet local need. Information on any locally agreed arrangements in your area is available from the local NHS England team or your LPC.