Stoma: Can I claim out of pocket expenses for stoma items?

No. We recognise that there may be some confusion regarding this as the Drug Tariff still describes Part 6 as Stoma Appliances, and regarding "Out of pocket" expenses, the following is said:

Where additional expenses have been incurred in obtaining from a manufacturer or wholesaler supplies of a drug or appliance (other than those items for which prices are given in Parts 2-5, 7 and 9 of the Tariff), which the pharmacy contractor or appliance supplier does not frequently require to provide, payment of the amount incurred may be made if the contractor submits a claim.

However, Stoma appliances now sit completely outwith the Drug Tariff, and PSD have advised that "Out of pocket" expenses may not be claimed for these items.