Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying prescription charges
The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount for each chargeable item and is set annually by the Government. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) can offer real savings for people who need to pay for prescriptions.
These charges apply in England only.
- Prescription (per chargeable item): £ 8.60
- 12-month prepayment certificate: £104.00
- 3-month Prepayment certificate: £ 29.10
You can also pay for your PPC by 10 monthly direct debit payments to spread the cost.
There is further information about prescription exemptions, fees and direct debit monthly instalments on the NHS website
YOU MUST COMPLETE AND SIGN THE REVERSE OF YOUR PRESCRIPTION FORM EVERY TIME YOU COLLECT YOUR MEDICATION IF YOU DO NOT PAY THE PRESCRIPTION FEE.