Prescription costs as of 1st April 2023
- The current prescription charge is £9.65 per item.
- A three monthly PPC is £31.25. This saves you money if you need four or more items in three months.
- A 12 month certificate is £111.60 and saves money if 14 or more items are needed in 12 months.
Prescription prepayment certificates (PPC) are available in England and they can save you money.
PPCs are available by 10 monthly direct debit instalment payments. The prescription prepayment certificates allow anyone to obtain all the prescriptions they need for approximately £2 per week.
Find out more about the prescription prepayment certificate. http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/PPC.aspx
If you need to access the services below then medicines are free:
- Medicines administered at a hospital or an NHS walk-in centre. http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Emergencyandurgentcareservices/pages/Walk-incentresSummary.aspx
- Prescribed contraceptives.
- Medicines personally administered by a GP.
- Medicines supplied at a hospital or primary care trust (PCT) clinic for the treatment of a sexually transmitted infection http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Sexually-transmitted-infections/Pages/Introduction.aspx?url=Pages/what-is-it.aspx or tuberculosis http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Tuberculosis/Pages/Introduction.aspx .
Further information from the NHS about prescription charges and exemptions available here http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/help-with-health-costs.aspx