Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).
The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
Prescription Charge Increase
This charge for NHS prescription charge from the 1st April 2015 is £8.20 per item
The cost of Prescription Repayment Certificates (PPC) will remain the same for another year, with the price of a three month PPC at £29.10 and a 12 month PPC at £104.
PPC’s offer savings for those needing four or more items in three months or more than 13 items in one year.
Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website