Endorsing guide

(v1.10) Updated: 2 January 2016, see all updates

2.2.2 Broken Bulk

This refers to a claim made for a full pack when only part is prescribed and dispensed, and no further prescription forms are expected in the next 6 months.

For example, the prescription is for a quantity of 56 tablets, but a pack of 100 is claimed. In the electronic message the CP must add a Broken Bulk endorsement and the PMR system will add the date of dispensing and the whole pack quantity being claimed into the electronic message.

On the paper form the CP must endorse the pack size in the pack size box, add a ‘BB’ endorsement plus the claimed quantity below and then the date.

The handwritten date format on the paper form should always be in the form 'ddmmyyyy'.

NB. Endorsing printers will automatically print dates on the paper form with slashes.

Subsequent prescriptions for the same drug submitted for payment within six months of the BB claim will be taken as dispensed from the same pack until it has been used up. There is no need to make any additional endorsement to this effect.

Electronic format Paper format
Required Required
Broken Bulk endorsement should be applied.
NB - Guidance relating to application of endorsements can be found in your supplier User Guide/Manuals.
The paper form should be endorsed with the relevant details as in the example format above.
NB - Endorsing printers will automatically print dates on the paper form with slashes.