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Prescription Charges

Help with Prescription Charges

A single prescription charge is currently £9.65 per item. There are many reasons why you might receive free prescriptions or help with paying for prescriptions. The NHS website has an eligibility checker. If you are not entitled to free prescriptions you could get a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) :

  • A 3 or 12 month PPC covers all your prescriptions for that period, no matter how many you need

  • A prescription costs £9.65 per item, but a PPC costs £31.25 for 3 months or £111.60 for 12 months

For more information on how to apply for a PPC here.