New endorsement for FP10 sexual health scripts

Please see information below regarding changes to FP10s with one of them being an ability to provide free treatment for sexual health. The main changes are as follows:

  • A new exemption box U for patients who are in receipt of Universal Credit and meet the criteria for free help with health costs.
  • Removal of box X “was prescribed free-of-charge contraceptives” from the paper FP10/FP10DT (token). – This will automatically be exempt so long as it is a contraceptive prescribed.
  • Exemption box G ‘has a War Pension exemption certificate’ has been reworded to ‘Prescription Exemption Certificate issued by the Ministry of Defence’. This is to better represent the exemption certificates issued by Veterans UK and those entitled to an award under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS).
  • Combination of the age exemption boxes A “is under 16 years of age” and C “is 60 years of age or over”. These exemptions will be a single exemption category, A “is 60 years of age or over or is under 16 years of age”.
  • Introduction of a new prescriber endorsement ‘FS’ for ‘free supply of sexual health treatment’ to enable prescribers to endorse prescriptions for STIs to indicate to dispensers that the patient should not be charged. (The free-of-charge sexual health treatment category will ONLY apply to those items which have been endorsed FS by the prescriber to indicate that they should be supplied free-of-charge as provided by legislation).

Please see the following link for the full document

Page 4 documents the main changes. Pages 10-19 details the STI category plus some infographics. Pages 20-21 details contraceptives.

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Example endorsement:

The new FP10 forms will come into circulation by the end of the month but the expectation is to use existing forms up first.