Prescription Pricing Division


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Prescription Pricing Division

A body within NHS-Wales (equivalent to the Prescription Pricing Authority in England) which processed prescription items for pharmacists and GPs, and produced information for NHS organisations and stakeholders about prescribing volumes, trends and costs. It has been renamed NHS Prescription Services and is the largest body within the NHS Business Services Authority.
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Stephen Wildgoose already had a criminal record when he was placed by a temping agency to work for the Prescription Pricing Division of NHS Business Services in August last year.
Last November the organisation was ordered to refund any charges for "immediate medication or necessary care" after ignoring HCC and the Prescription Pricing Division's guidelines.
The Health Care Commission last night accused IJC24 of ignoring their and the Prescription Pricing Division's guidelines on charges and said it was the Primary Care Trust that is responsible for these costs - not the patient.
He adds: "The medical director must explain why patients are being charged for directly administered medication given the Prescription Pricing Division's guidance on this matter.
The positions at the Prescription Pricing Division's offices in Newcastle and Durham were under threat after management tabled proposals to privatise the service.
The Prescription Pricing Division, formerly known as the Prescription Pricing Authority, calculates and makes payments for drugs or equipment handed out through the NHS.
More than 600 NHS workers at the Newcastle and Durham offices of the Prescription Pricing Division (PPD) could be out of work, with their jobs moved to offices abroad.
Unison members working in the Prescription Pricing Division, which has offices in Newcastle and Durham City, are to vote in a consultative ballot on industrial action next Monday.

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