Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access (VPAS)

Friday 20th January 2023 13:00 - 14:00 (GMT)

Event Details:

In this FREE 60-minute Panel Discussion, David Watson, Derek Brown, Leslie Galloway and Robert Russell-Pavier will provide comments and guidance on the latest Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access (VPAS) news to an industry desperate for clarity.

VPAS applies to branded medicines including branded generics, in vivo diagnostics, blood products, dialysis fluids, branded products supplied through tenders or central contracts and biological medicinal products.

It aims to promote the uptake and use of the most cost-effective medicines in the NHS whilst striking a balance between promoting innovation and ensuring patients have access to cutting-edge therapies at an agreed price. However, the scheme is not without controversy or criticism.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • What is VPAS, and how is it meant to operate?
  • Why is the scheme controversial?
  • Understand how the payment percentage is set
  • Is it working for Industry?
  • Is it working for the NHS?
  • What is the future of the scheme?

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    20th Jan 2023 13:00 – 14:00 (GMT)

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