Statutory Scheme

In 2008 the UK Government consulted on regulations to set up the statutory scheme, the purpose of which was to safeguard the financial position of the NHS by ensuring that there would be similar limits to the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (PPRS) on the cost of branded health service medicines supplied by companies that decided not to join, or withdraw from, the PPRS. The statutory scheme’s policies may be changed at any time, subject to approval by Parliament. The statutory scheme was revised in 2018 and came into effect at the beginning of 2019.

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