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Market Entry

Pharmaceutical lists are maintained by NHS England and all market entry applications must continue to be made to the NHS England Regional Local Team. PCSE is responsible for validating and processing market entry applications on behalf of NHS England.

6 easy steps for Market Entry applications


Step One – Completing an application form

Application forms for Market Entry and Fitness to Practice Applications can be downloaded from the NHS England website.


Step Two – Submitting an application form plus fees

Once you have completed your form, applications should be sent, by post or email, to PCSE with any relevant application fee made payable to NHS Commissioning Board.

Information on fees can be found here.

Email: PCSE.marketentry@nhs.net

Post: Primary Care Support England, PO Box 350, Darlington, DL1 9QN


Step Three – Receipt and acknowledgement of application

Our Market Entry team will acknowledge receipt of your application by email. We will check your form has been completed properly and the correct fee is attached (where applicable) and will contact you if any information is missing.


Step Four – Referral to NHSE

We will then refer your Application to NHSE for their initial decisions regarding Deferral, acceptable Best Estimates and to approve any Interested Parties to be notified of the Application.


Step Five – Notification of Interested Parties (where applicable)

Where required we will notify Interested Parties of your application and allow 45 days for representations to be made. We will then circulate any representations for a further 14 days for comments. We then forward the application and accompanying information to NHSE to make a decision on the application.


Step Six – NHSE decision

Once NHSE inform us of the decision we will communicate the outcome to each applicant by email or letter and any Interested Parties confirming any Right of Appeal and where to make any Appeal.

Routine applications take approximately 4 months to process from start to finish. Where an application requires notification of Interested Parties this process can take longer. (please see step 5).