Community Pharmacy England on behalf of pharmacy owners (our members) made further applications to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), resulting in a further 9 new products being added to the ‘Drugs for which Discount is Not Deducted’ (DND) list from 1 October 2023. This takes the total number of products granted DND status to over 620 products following checks made by our Dispensing & Supply team over the past 3 years to ensure fair reimbursement for members.

Click here to view the 9 products added to DND list on 1 October 2023:

Calcipotriol 0.005% / Betamethasone dipropionate 0.05% cream
Dimethyl fumarate 120mg gastro-resistant tablets
Fostimon 75unit powder and solvent for solution for injection vials
Levomepromazine hydrochloride 25mg/5ml oral solution sugar free
Macusan tablets
Mevalia PKU Motion 10 liquid
Mevalia PKU Motion 20 liquid
Politid XL 150mg capsules
Procyclidine 2.5mg/5ml oral solution sugar free

For a list of all the monthly changes to the DND status of products please see the following page Notice of changes to discount not deducted (DND) status of products.


The DND list is updated monthly by the DHSC and includes grouped and individual items. Individual items are separately listed in Part II of the Drug Tariff. Any items covered by the ‘Group Items’ heading are not listed again individually in Part II. Pharmacy owners can also check the Actual Medicinal Product (AMP) listing on Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) to identify whether a product meets the DND criteria (see below).

Group items

Any products that are covered by one or more of the Group items categories below are reimbursed without any discount deduction applied.

Cold Chain Storage (ALL)
Schedule 1, 2 or 3 Controlled Drugs: Products containing drugs listed in Schedules 1, 2 and 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulation 2001
Cytotoxic or Cytostatic item (ALL):
Immunoglobulins (ALL)
Insulins for injection (ALL)
Vaccines and antisera (ALL)
Unlicensed medicines: ‘Specials’ not listed in Part VIIIB where the product has been sourced from a supplier holding a MHRA specials or importers licence (prescriptions must be endorsed with invoice price less discount/rebate)
Hazardous chemicals

Individual items  

Products that do not are covered by one or more of the Group item categories above must fulfil all three of the following criteria to qualify for entry to the DND list.

the manufacturer(s), AAH and Alliance do not offer pharmacy owners a discount
fewer than 500,000 items per year are dispensed of the product
average net ingredient cost (NIC) per item is more than £50

We will continue our work to assess whether other drugs and appliances fulfil the current DND entry requirements under either the ‘Group’ and ‘Individual item’ criteria and make applications to NHSBSA and DHSC, on behalf of members accordingly.

If a product is currently subject to the discount deduction scale and you believe that it should be added to DND list based on the criteria specified above, please contact the our Dispensing and Supply Team by emailing who will investigate whether the product meets the relevant DND criteria and make an application to the DHSC and NHSBSA, as appropriate.

For further information on how discount deduction works, click here.

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