FOI 20264



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FOI 20264


The Temporary Safeguarding Payments paid to individual pharmacies from January 2019 to the current date by month. This information listed by their ODS code and with the pharmacies post codes. Want this information in excel and in the following format:

Column 1 – Date (Month/Year)

Column 2 – Pharmacy Name

Column 3 – ODS Code

Column 4 – Pharmacy Group Name

Column 5 – Postcode

Column 6 – Safeguarding Payment Paid


A copy of the information is attached.

The data provided covers payments made between January 2019 - February 2022. February 2022 being the most recent month available.


Payment Date

The date that the contractors were paid.

Please note - There were no payments made in January 2019, previous payment was made on 31st December 2018

Schedule Date

The date that the payments relate to, recorded as YYYYMM.

Please note - Due to the time taken to submit, process and make payments, the payment date is approximately two months after the activities for which the payments relate.

Group Code - An internal code to uniquely identify the groups.

Group Name - the group to which the NHSBSA records have the contractor as currently belonging to.

If the Group Name is empty, this means that there is no record of a current group for that contractor.

Temporary Safeguarding Payment Amount - The amount of money in GBP paid to the contractor as per Part XIVC of the drug tariff - Temporary Safeguarding Payments

The NHSBSA have never received/processed a claim type 1 – additional advance. All temporary safeguarding claims made have been type 2 – claim for loss of items

Note that a negative figure indicates money deducted from the contractor. This is the result of an unsuccessful claim.

Due to Covid-19, July 2020 submissions (Payment Date 01 October 2020) were the last where negative payments were calculated against pharmacies making unsuccessful claims.

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Last Updated February 15, 2022, 14:19 (UTC)
Created February 15, 2022, 13:53 (UTC)