This page will provide you with direct links to key websites to support pharmacy contractors:

  1. Recovery of uplifts to advance payments: The uplifts to the advance payments received between 1 April 2020 and 1 July 2020 will be recovered as part of the monthly reconciliation from 1 October 2021 to 1 March 2022 in six equal parts.
  2. Reimbursement of COVID-19 related costs: NHS pharmacy contractors in England can claim for additional costs incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic for the provision of NHS pharmaceutical services over a 13-month period from 1 March 2020 and 31 March 2021. Deadline to submit claims to the NHSBSA was 15 August 2021 via the claim form that was available from 5 July on the NHSBSA website.

£    Additional staffing

£    Making the pharmacy COVID secure

£    IT and communications

£    Closures up to 14 days for Infection Control Purposes Notified to NHSE&I

Read the NPA update for full details.

Claiming your Covid Costs Drop-in Clinic – Wednesday 11 August 2021


Overview of the COVID-19 costs reimbursement and COVID-19 recovery of uplifts to the advance payments

5-point action plan for NPA Members: Checklist to prepare and submit your claim on time

Step-by-step guides for NPA members

Launched 23/07/2021 NPA list of examples of the type of costs you may wish to take into account when collating your costs for the claim

Launched 23/07/2021 NPA video on COVID-19 costs – VAT and tax advice

Launched 26/07/2021 NPA worksheet to support you in collating costs calculations

Updated 12/08/2021 NPA COVID-19 additional costs claims process – FAQs (England)

NPA Webinar – Friday 9 July 2021

Simon Dukes, CEO of PSNC, and Anil Sharma, NPA Board Member, explain the deal recently agreed with government to allow community pharmacies to claim COVID-19 related costs.



NPA response to PSNC announcement on COVID-19 costs

Read NPA chief executive Mark Lyonette statement here

PSNC workshops for contractors

Online workshops to help contractors with their claims for COVID-19 costs incurred.

Wednesday 14 July 2021 at 7:30pm Watch on demand here
Monday 2 August 2021 at 7.30pm Book your place here


Drug Tariff Redetermination COVID-19 costs claims appeal

To understand the COVID-19 costs claims appeal process

NHSBSA: Reimbursement for COVID-19 costs

Information from NHSBSA on COVID-19 costs reimbursement

Drug Tariff Determination COVID-19 costs

To understand what COVID-19 related costs you were able to claim for

Drug Tariff Determination advance payments

Understand the uplifts paid to your advance payments from April-July 2020 and calculate the uplift amounts you received

NHSBSA payment information

Includes payment information via the Information Services Portal (ISP) and understanding the FP34 Schedule of Payments

NPA response to PSNC announcement on COVID-19 costs

NPA chief executive Mark Lyonette statement

NPA update

Overview of the COVID-19 costs reimbursement and COVID-19 recovery of uplifts to the advance payments

NPA update- COVID-19 additional costs claims process

New NPA support resources (updated 26/07/2021), and COVID-19 vaccination booster programme application deadline approaching including an update on professional indemnity

PSNC update

COVID-19 Costs: PSNC reaches deal with HM Government

PSNC briefing 016/21

“Briefing 016/21: Funding for COVID-19 related costs – summary and FAQs”

PSNC page on funding during the pandemic

Support to calculate what has been received as advance payment

PSNC Monthly payments page

This page contains detailed information on the payments made to NHS community pharmacies by the NHSBSA

PSNC briefing 038/18: ODS codes

Change of pharmacy circumstance guide: ODS codes and planning required should your ODS code change

PSNC briefing 021/21

Further Covid costs claim-related guidance and FAQ's