Prescriptions charges and exemptions
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.00
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
- 3-month PPC: £29.10
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.
There are arrangements in place to help those who may have difficulty in paying prescription charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website