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.
From 1 April 2020, the charges are:
- Prescription charge (per item): £9.35
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
- 3-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £30.25
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or 12 items or more in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a prepayment certificate (PPC). The charge for a single prescription item is £9.35, whereas a three month prepayment certificate (PPC) will cost you £30.25 and a 12 month prepayment certificate (PPC) £108.10.
There is further information about prepayment certificates please follow the link below: