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FOI – 2023-000040 Primary care rebates (HTML)

Published on 16 February 2023

Date received - 31 January 2023 | Date responded - 16 February 2023


Dear NHS National Services Scotland,

I would like to please request the following information.

Has your PCO/ Board signed up to any primary care rebate schemes in the past 3 months?

What are the start and end dates of the contract? Or is it an ongoing contract?


I can advise you that we have now completed the search of our records and can provide you with the following information:

Please find attached Appendix 1 – PCRS Register. The register contains a list of all current primary care rebate schemes (PCRS) outside of the Patient Access Scheme arrangements as of 09/02/2023. The cells that have been highlighted in yellow are the arrangements signed up to in the past 3 months.

Primary care rebates are also a standard feature of NHS Scotland Patient Access Schemes. This is agreed at the point of product market entry, regardless of whether the medicine will, in practice, be supplied in primary care. A list of medicines with Patient Access Schemes are found at the Scottish Medicines Consortium website.

I trust you will find the information of assistance and if you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of how we have dealt with your request, you can make representations to us asking us to review the handling of your request.

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