Rebates

Primary care rebate schemes (PCRS) are contractual arrangements offered by pharmaceutical companies, or third party companies, which offer retrospective financial rebates to the CCG on GP prescribing expenditure for particular branded medicine(s).

The availability of a scheme does not influence the inclusion of specific medicines in care pathways or formularies.

Any decision to accept a PCRS is only made once a clinical decision to approve the use of a medication has been agreed locally.

We are unable to publish the full details of the PCRS because this information is commercially sensitive.

Although there are a number of PCRS available, NHS Waltham Forest CCG are signed up to the following:

Name of scheme

Drugs covered

Companies
involved

Date initiated

End date of scheme

Pradaxa® Pricing Agreement

Dabigatran

Boehringer-ingelheim

11/03/14

31/12/15

Rebate Agreement for Xarelto®

Rivaroxaban

Bayer plc

31/03/14

31/03/16

ContourNext rebate

ContourNext

Ascensia Diabetes Care
UK Limited

01/06/14

 01/10/17

Zoladex

Goserelin Acetate

Astra zeneca

26/03/15

26/03/16

Carbocisteine 750mg/10mL sugar-free
oral solution in sachet

Carbocisteine

Intrapharm Laboratories limited

10/03/16

10/03/18

Symbicort inhaler

Budesonide and formoterol
fumarate dihydrate

Astra zeneca

25/11/15

01/10/17

Reletrans

Buprenorphine 7 day patch

Sandoz

01/09/16

01/09/18

GlucoRx

Gluco Rx medley (test strip,
needles, lancets)

GlucoRX

15/06/18

14/06/19

Glaxosmithkline UK Limited - GSK

Seretide Accuhaler & Evohaler

Glaxosmithkline UK Limited
(GSK)

28/06/17

28/06/19