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NHS charges and exemptions

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £8.20

  • 3-month PPC: £29.10
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

For further information including exemptions and help with payment please visit NHS Prescription Costs Or phone 0300 330 1349 for the Prescription Services Helpline

 

 
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