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Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

Disallowed Appliance List

The Drug Tariff is structured so that medicinal products and medical devices are treated in different ways. Pharmacies will always be paid for supplying a medicinal product on an FP10 prescription unless it is blacklisted (listed in Part XVIIIA of the Drug Tariff) and pharmacies will only be paid for supplying a medical device if it is listed in the Drug Tariff (Part IX).

To download a quick reference guide on how to determine whether a medical device can be prescribed at NHS expense, click here.  


PSNC Disallowed Appliances List


 Click on the letters below to access a list of common disallowed appliances:

Disallowed Appliances

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C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

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Q

R

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T

U

V

W

X

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 NB: Brands of bandages and dressings are listed alphabetically under these headings.

 

 

 

 

 

If you are unsure as to whether a product is allowed on prescription, please contact the PSNC Information Team who will be happy to find this out for you:  0844 381 4180 or 0203 1220 810

  


Common Disallowed Appliances List

  

A

Abdominal Binder
Abdominal Supports
Absorbent Pads (excluding Drisorb, Xupad & Premier Pad Dressing Pads)
Absorbex
Acapella Vibratory PEP Device
Accutrend Blood Glucose Meter
Accouchement Sheets & Sets
Actimist Eye Drops
Actimist Eye Spray
Adaptoplast Plasters
Administration Set
Aeroplast Waterproof Dressing
Aerotrach Plus
Aircushion
Airpillow
Airflow Adjustable Collar
Airstrip Detectable Dressings
Alcowipes
Allerclear Eye Drops
Allerclear Nasal Spray
Aloclair Mouth Ulcer Treatment Mouthwash/Rinse
Ames Lancet Sterile Single Use
Ames Minilet Lancet
Amputation Socks
Ana-kit
Ankle Guard
Anti-embolism Stockings
Antiseptic Wipes
Aquaflex Ultrasound Gel Pad
Aquasept Pump
Aquasonic 100 Ultrasound Electrode Gel
Aquasonic Clear Ultrasound Gel
AQuify Eye Comfort Drops
Arm Bath
Ascensia Microfill (now listed as Contour)
Athlete's Ankle Strap
Athletic Support
Audiclean Spray
Autodrop Eye Dropper Dispenser
Autolet Device
Avent Niplette

B

Babyhaler
Baby Pants
Bactericidal Swabs
Bandage Clip
Bandage Fastener
Bandages:
- Athletic Suspensory
- Cold-Flex
- Co-Plus Bandage
- Cortacream
- Elastic Net
- Elastic Nylon
- Finger (& Refill)
- Muslin
- Orthopaedic Wool
- Rayon Bandage
- Rubber
- Rubber Elastic
- Superex
- Tensogrip
Bausch & Lomb:
- Soflens Tablets
- Re-wetting Drops
Baxter
- Sodium Chloride Bladder Irrigation 0.9% Bag 3L (B7127) x 1
- Sodium Chloride Bladder Irrigation 0.9% Bag 1L (B7124) x 1
- Sodium Chloride Bladder Irrigation 0.9% Easy Flow Bag 1L (B7525T) x1
- Sterile Water Bladder Irrigation Bag 3L (B7117) x 1
Bazuka Sub-Zero
BD Saline Pre-filled Syringes
Bed Hook
Bed Pan
Bed Sheets
Biactol Double Action Pads
Biofreeze Pain Relief Gel
Biofreeze Pain Relief Roll-on
Biofreeze Pain Relief Spray
Biotene Denture Grip
Blackcurrant Glycerin swabsticks 
Blink Contact Lens Drops
Blood Glucose Meter
Bonjela Complete Plus
Bonjela Once
Bonjela Teether & Gel Pack
Boston Advance Cleaner
Boston Advance Conditioner
Boston Simplus Contact Lens Solution
Bottle:
- Brush
- Plastic for Micturition
- Sample
Brannan Thermometer Fertility Chart (if ordered alone)
Breathe Right Nasal Strips
Buf-puf Facial Sponge
Bunion:
- Pads
- Shields
- Splint
- Trainer
Butterfly Closures
Butterfly Needles
Butterfly Suture

 

C

Calibrated Pipette
Caloderm
Callous Pads
Callous Plasters
Callous Rings
Cardboard Mouthpiece for Peak Flow Meter
Carrying Case (Hypodermic Syringe)
Cellophane Roll
Centigrade Thermometer
Cerumol Olive Oil Ear Drops (different from the medicine “Cerumol Ear Drops”)
Cervical – Spatula
Chest Protector
Chirofix
Cin-Bin
Clarymist Eye Spray
Cleaning Tissues
Cleaning Puffs
Clearzal Nail Solution
Climamask
Clingfilm
Clinitest:
- Test Tubes
- Droppers
- Pocket Set
Cock-up Splint
Collar:
- Airflow Adjustable
- Bedcol
- Camp
- Plastozet
Collar & Cuff Sling
CombiDERM Dressings
Comfeel Protective Film Applicator
Comfeel Protective Film Sachets
Compeed:
- Blisters
- Callouses
- Cold Sore Patches
- Corns
Complete:
- Blink-n-Clean
- Contact Lens Solution
Compression Pads
Conical Measure
Contiform
Conti-wipes
Condoms
Control Solution for Calibrating Blood Glucose Meters
Convatec Sample Packs
Corn Knife & Blades
Corn Pads
Corn Plane
Corn Plasters
Cosmesil Glue
Cotton Buds
Cotton Cleansing Puffs
Cotton Gloves
Cotton Wool Balls
Cotton Wool Buds
Coverlet (eye patch)
Crushing Syringes
Crutches
Cryogesic Spray
Cumfy Products
Cura-Heat
Curasept Mouthwash Alcohol-free
Cystistat Solution
Cystoscopic Set

 

D

Dalzofoam
Deep Freeze Patches
Deep Heat Patches
Delta Hanger
Denidor Pads
Dental Floss Thread
Dental Roll
Dentifix Denture Repair Unit
Dermiclear Tape
Diapen Auto Injector
Dilator (Anal / Rectal)
Disposable Masks
Disposable Knickers
Disposable Mouthpiece for Peak Flow Meter
Disposable Nappies
Disposable Pants
Disposable Towel wipes
Dosett Compliance Aid
Double Finger Bedford Splint
Dressings:
- Adaptoplast Dressings
- Aeroplast Waterproof
- Carbonet
- Dermaseal
- Dermiflex
- Dextranomer Paste Pad
- Epiview
- Ichthammol Dressing
- Kaltoclude
- Kaltogel
- Niko Guard
- Opsite Spray
- Patch Test
- Sea-Band
- Sodium Fusidate Gauze Sterile BP
- Spyroflex
Drinking Cup
Drinking Straws
Durapore Surgical Tape
Durex Condoms

 

E

Ear Plugs
Earol Olive Oil Spray
E.C.G. Paper
Elastastrap
Elastic Adhesive Tape - 2.5cm x 1.5m (other sizes are listed in the Drug Tariff)
Elastic Supports - Arm, Elbow, Thumb, Wrist
Elastocrepe 5cm x 4.5m (other sizes are listed in the Drug Tariff)
Elastoplast Plasters
Elastoplast Spray Plaster
Elbow Support
Electrolyte Gel
Electrolyte Paste
Emcur Spa Salts
Emcur Irrigating Salt Sachets
Emcur Nasal Douche
Endotracheal Tubes
Entonox Giving Set
Epipen Trainer
Ethyl Chloride Spray
Eye Logic Eye Spray
Eye Patch
Eye Shade (other than that specified in the Drug Tariff)
Eye Shields

F

Facial Splint
Fastaid Plasters & Dressings
Feeding Bottle
Feeding Cup
Feeding Spoon
Feeding Teat
Feeding Tube
Fembrace Supporter
Fermavisc Eye Drops
Femidom Female Contraceptive
Fertility Chart (when ordered alone)
Fever Scan
Filter Paper
Finger - Bandage & Refill
Fisher & Paykel - Sterile Water for use with Humidifier
Flexiflow Pump
Flexitainer
Flexitol Heel Balm (non-Drug Tariff Pack Sizes - 56g & 112g)
Flight Socks
Flo-Safer Infusion Set
Floss (Dental)
Flowtron Intermittent
Focus AQuify Comfort Eye Drops
Forceps
Futuro Splint Wrist Brace & Comfort Pad

G

Gallipots
Gastric Lavage Tube
Gastrostomy (PEG) Tube
Gauze Swabs (12 ply)
Gauze & Cellulose Wadding Tissues BP 1988
Gauze & Cotton Tissues 100g
Giving Sets
Gloves:
- Cotton
- Handcare
- Latex
- Linen
- Micro-touch
- Non-latex (prescribed on their own)
- Rubber
- Sterile
Glucolet 2 Device
Glucomen lancets
Goggles (Protective) for UV Light
Gum Massage Sticks

H

Haleraid
Hand Splint
Hapla Mixture Felt (chiropody padding)
Hearing Aids & Batteries
Heel Pads
Heel Pillo
Heel Protector
Heel Supports
Histofreezer
Hot Water Bottle
Hot Water Bottle Bag
Hycosan Eye Drops
Hydropak Steam Pad
Hylo-Prompt Eye Drops
Hypodermic Syringe Carrying Case

I

Ice Bags
Incision Blades
Incontinence:
- Cleansing Pads
- Garments
- Pads
- Pants
- Rolls
- Sheets
- Tissues
Infusion Set
Injecta Swabs
Insoles
Inspiron Mini-Neb
Instep Support
Interdens
Interdental Brushes
Interliners for Protective Pants
Intra Gastric Tube
Intravenous Giving Set
Intravenous Needles
Iodoform Gauze Sterile Strips

J

Jock Strap

K

Kanga Products
Kendall Anti-embolism Stockings
Kendall Kangaroo Paediatric Gravity Feeding Set
Knee Brace
Klinidrape Abdominal Swabs
Knife (Paring) & Blades
Kool'n'soothe Migraine Relief Strips/ Soft Gel Sheets
Kramer Splinting
K-Y Jelly Non-sterile 50g & 75g
Kylie Pants & Sheets

L

Ladycare Lifetime Magnets
Latex Gloves
Lectron II Electrode Gel
Lemon Glycerin swabsticks 
Lens Plus Purite Saline Solution (Ocupure)
Leukoplast Sleek Waterproof Adhesive Strapping
Leukotape P Combipack
Lice Attack Kit
Litepress Bandage
Little Protechtor Scratchtite
Loofah
Lumbar Support

M

Magicool & Magicool Plus Sprays
Magnifying Glasses
Maternity Pads
Maternity Tights
Mattress Sheet
Medidos Dispenser
Medihoney Products (other than those listed in Drug Tariff)
Medipad
Medisense Auto Lancet
Medisense EasyTouch Lancet
Medisense G2 Test Strips
Medisplint
Melolite Dressing
Mesoft Swabs
Microflex Infusion Set
Microfoam Tape
Migraine Kool'n'Soothe Soft Gel Sheets
Millipore Filters
Milton Bottle Sterilising Unit
Minilet Lancets
Miraflow Lens Cleaner
Miraspa Hand Sanitizer Gel
Moist Toilet Tissues
Mole Skin
Monoject Blood Collection Device
Mouth Swabs
Moxa Sticks
Mozzie Patch
Mucous Extractor
Multistix GP & SG
Multistix 8 & 10

N

Nappy Liners
Nasaleze
Nasal Cannula
Nasal Douche
Nasal Irrigator
Nasal Strips (Breathe Right)
Nasogastric Tube
Nasosal (nasal drops)
Natural Nursing Nipple Shield
Nebuliser Mask & Tubing
Nellcor OxiMax
Neilmed SinuRinse (nasal rinse) 
Neo-G Calf Support
Newtons Chiropody Sponge
Nicocig Electronic Cigarette
Nicocig Electronic Cigarette Full Starter Kit
Nicocig Electronic Cigarette Refill Cartridges (all strengths) & Accessories
Night Bag Stand (for night drainage bags)
Nipplette
Nitty Gritty Aromatherapy Head Lice Kit
Nitty Gritty Aromatherapy Head Lice Solution
Nomad System
Nordipen Device

O

Obesimed Capsules
Opticlude Eye Patches
Optifree Express
Optifree Replenish
Optrex Actimist Eye Spray
Optrex Emergency Eye Wash
Optrex Multi-Action Eye Wash
Optrex Refreshing Eye Drops
Opsite Spray Dressing
Orthaheel
Otex Express (both ear drops and Combi pack)
Ovulation Predictor Kit
OxiMax (Nellcor)
Oxycel Gauze
Oxygen Nebulizer (all types)

P

Paediatric Face Mask
Pant Interlining
Paper Towels, Sterile
PediRoller
Penile Clamp
Penile Dilator
Perfusion Fittings
Pill Box
Pipette
Plasters Assorted
Playtex Nipples
Polygrip Denture Fixative Powder (Super & Ultra)
Polysonic Ultrasound Lotion
Portaneb Nebuliser
Post-Mastectomy Brassiere
Prevalin Allergy Nasal Spray
Probing Sticks
Proctoscopes Disposable
Proderm Eczema Mousse Foam
Proderm Nappy Rash Mousse
Prosport Products
Pumice Stone
Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer
Purisole Irrigation Solution 2L Bottle (Fresenius Kabi)

Q

Q Tips/Buds
Quool Patches

R

Reco-pen
Rectal Thermometer
Reddy Bottles
Readiwipes
Redux:
- Electrolyte Crème
- Electrolyte Gel
- Electrolyte Paste
Renu Soft Contact Lens Solution
RepHresh Vaginal Gel
Res-TED Anti-embolism Stockings
Respiflo
Respiflo S
Respirator
Respirator Mask
Reston Self Adhesive Foam Pads
Resuscitation Kit
Ryle Tubing

S

Sacral Belt
Saebostretch Hand Splint
Safe-T-Pro Uno lancets
Safety Pins
Salcura Cream
Salcura Spray
Saline Giving Mask
Salinum Liquid
Sani-Cloth CHG 2% Wipes
Sanitary Towels
Scales
Scalpel Blades
Seabond Dental Fixative
Sharpsbin (now listed as SharpsGuard)
Sidestream Disposbale Nebuliser
Signagel Electrode Gel
Silversocks
SinuRinse (Neilmed)
Snoreeze
Soffban
Softclix Pro Lancets (however Softclix & Softclix XL lancets are in the Drug Tariff)
Soothagel
Spatula
Spectra 360 Electrode Gel
Spinal Belt
Splint
Sponge (Cosmetic)
Sponge (Vaginal)
Spongostan Sponge
Sputum Cup
SQ-Pen
Stand for Night Drainage Bags
Sterets Pre-injection swab 
Sterilisation Packs
Sterilising Unit
Sterimar Microspray (100ml)
Stockings, Anti-embolism
Stomach Tube
Strassburg sock
Stump Socks
Styptic Pencil
Sunray Lamp
Supersonic Ear Defenders
Surgicel
Surgifix
Surgipad
Surgisilk Sutures
Suture Removal Pack
Systane Gel (however Systane, Systane Balance & Systane Ultra are listed in the Drug Tariff)
Swabsticks (Lemon Glycerin & Blackurrant Glycerin)
Swabs, Gauze (12 ply)

T

Tablet Crusher
Tampons
TCP Spray Plaster
Teats
TED Stockings
Tellodont Mouthwash Tablets
Temperature Chart (if ordered alone)
Tena Pads & Pants
Tens Pain Relief Pads
Tens Machine
Tensive Conductive Adhesive
Tensive Electrode Gel
TheraTears
Thermacare Heat Wrap
Thermoskin
Throat Brush
Thumb Splint/ Support
Toe Separators
Toilet Seat Cushion
Tongue Depressor
Tooth Picks
Total Care Contact Lens Cleaner Solution
Total Care Disinfecting & Wetting Solution
Toupee Tape
Tourniquets
Traction Kit
Tubifoam
Tubegauz
Tubigrip Applicator
Tubinette
Tubiton
Tweezers

U

Ultra-Violet Lamp
Uristix
Uro-tainer M Catheter Maintenance Solution (other solutions are in the Drug Tariff)
Uvistat Eye Drops

V

Vaginal Sponge
Vaporizer
Verruca Socks
Vertebrace
Vielle Lubricant
Vielle Menopause Kit
Vielle Stimulator
Vislube Eye Drops
Vitacare Auto-Safety Lancets
Vizulize Herbal Eye Wash
Vizulize-All-in-One Contact Lens (Solution)
Vulkan Fembrace
Vygon Enteral Feeding Products

W

Wartner Wart & Verucca Remover
Washable Pads
Waterproof Pants
Waterproof Sheeting
Waterproof Strip Dressings
Wernets Denture Fixative Powder (Super & Ultra)
Wigs
Wigon Tape
Wrist Brace
Wrist Splint
Wrist Straps
Wrist Supports
Wristband
Wristlet

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Y

 Yankauer Suckers Tender Tip Suction Catheters

Z

Zoff Adhesive Remover Wipes

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4head QuickStrip (NOT to be confused with the medicine 4head Stick)