The UK Government has opened a consultation into the Statutory Scheme including adjustments to the payment percentages to be used in 2020 and 2021.
The consultation runs until 17th February. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) says:
“This consultation seeks views on proposed changes to the statutory scheme to control the costs of branded medicines.
“The consultation focuses specifically on proposed amendments to the payment percentages that are currently set out in the legislation for the statutory scheme.
“We propose adjusting the payment percentages for 2020 and 2021 to help ensure allowed growth in statutory scheme sales of branded medicines to the NHS is limited to the current rate of 1.1% per year.”
The proposed changes include reducing the payment percentage for 2020 to 7.4% from 14.7% (with an adjustment to account for monies already paid), and to reduce the percentage to 10.9% from 20.5% for 2021.