Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (191)

Michael McGrath


191. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Health the estimated spend on medicines in 2019, in tabular form. [40531/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The HSE National Service Plan net budget allocation for 2019 is €16,050m. The PCRS portion of the budget allocation is €2, 737.76m.

The full year budget for expenditure relating to medicines within the Primary Care Reimbursement Service in 2019 is detailed in the following table.

Primary Care Scheme

€ millions

GMS Drugs / Medicines


High Tech Drugs / Medicines


Long-Term Illness scheme


Drug Payment Scheme


Hospital/Homecare Setting arrangements


Total Spend


The above figures include the fees and charges incurred when prescribing medicines.