1 Citation, commencement, application and interpretation

(1)    These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) Amendment Regulations 2007 and shall come into force on 1st April 2007.

(2)    These Regulations apply in relation to England.

(3)    In these Regulations, “the Charges Regulations” means the National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) Regulations 2000;

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2007: see para (1) above.

Extent

These Regulations apply to England only: see para (2) above.

2 Amendment of the Charges Regulations to increase charges

2Amendment of the Charges Regulations to increase charges

(1)    The Charges Regulations are amended as follows.

(2)    In each of the following provisions, for “£6.65” in each place that it occurs substitute “£6.85”—

(a)    regulation 3(1)(a) and (b), (1A)(b)(i) and (ii) and (4) (charges for the supply of drugs and appliances by chemists);

(b)    regulation 4(1)(a) and (b) and (4) (charges for the supply of drugs and appliances by doctors);

(c)    regulation 4A(1)(a) and (b) (charges for the out of hours supply of drugs and appliances by providers of out of hours services);

(d)    regulation 5(1)(a) and (d) and (5) (charges for the supply of drugs and appliances by NHS trusts and Primary Care Trusts);

(e)    regulation 6(1)(a) and (b) and (4) (charges for the supply of drugs and appliances at Walk-in Centres); and

(f)    regulation 6A(1) (charges for the supply of drugs under Patient Group Directions).

(3)    In each of the following provisions, for “£13.30” in each place that it occurs substitute “£13.70”—

(a)    regulation 3(1)(a) and (1A)(b)(i) (charge for the supply of a pair of elastic hosiery by chemists);

(b)    regulation 4(1)(a) (charge for the supply of a pair of elastic hosiery by doctors);

(c)    regulation 4A(1)(a) (charge for the out of hours supply of a pair of elastic hosiery by providers of out of hours services);

(d)    regulation 5(1)(a) and (c) (charge for the supply of a pair of elastic hosiery or tights by NHS trusts or Primary Care Trusts); and

(e)    regulation 6(1)(a) (charge for the supply of a pair of elastic hosiery at Walk-in Centres).

(4)    In regulation 9(5) (pre-payment certificates) substitute—

(a)    for “£34.65”, “£35.85”; and

(b)    for “£95.30”, “£98.70”.

(5)    In column (2) of Schedule 1 (charges for fabric supports and wigs) substitute—

(a)    for “£22.30”, “£23.10”;

(b)    for “£33.75”, “£34.95”;

(c)    for “£55.10”, “£57.00”;

(d)    for “£145.55”, “£150.75”; and

(e)    for “£212.85”, “£220.50”.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2007: see reg 1(1).

Extent

These Regulations apply to England only: see reg 1(2).

3 Transitional provision relating to the Charges Regulations

3Transitional provision relating to the Charges Regulations

Where, on or after 1st April 2007—

(a)    any appliance specified in Schedule 1 to the Charges Regulations is supplied pursuant to an order given before that date; or

(b)    any pre-payment certificate is granted under regulation 9 of the Charges Regulations pursuant to an application under that regulation which was received before that date,

the Charges Regulations shall have effect in relation to that supply, or as the case may be, grant, as if these Regulations had not come into force.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 1 April 2007: see reg 1(1).

Extent

These Regulations apply to England only: see reg 1(2).

Signature

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health

Hunt

Minister of State

Department of Health

23rd February 2007

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) Regulations 2000 (“the Charges Regulations”).

Regulation 2 increases prescription and other charges payable under the Charges Regulations and regulation 3 makes transitional provision in relation to certain of those charges.

A full regulatory impact assessment has not been produced for these Regulations as they have no impact on the costs of business, charities or voluntary bodies.