Prescriptions: Charges and Exemptions

NHS Charges

Current charges are:

Prescription (per item) 9.15

12-month prepayment certificate (PPC) 105.90

3-month PPC 29.95

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items within 3 months, or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it works out cheaper to buy a PPC.

The charge for a single prescription item is 9.15, compared to a 3-month PPC at 29.95 and 12-month at 105.90.

How much you can save:

Number of
items per
Saving with a
12-month PPC
Saving with a
3-month PPC
2More than 113.70 per yearMore than 20.00 in 3 months
3More than 223.50 per yearMore than 50.00 in 3 months
4More than 333.30 per yearMore than 75.00 in 3 months

Telephone advice and order line – 0845 850 0030

General public – Buy or renew a pre-pay prescription certificate here

There is further information about prescription fees and exemptions on the


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