Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

From 1 April 2020, the charges for NHS prescriptions are:

  • current prescription charge – £9.15 per item
  • three-month pre-payment certificate (PPC) – £29.65; this will save you money if you need more than three prescribed items in three months 
  • 12-month PPC – £105.90; this will save you money if you need more than 11 prescribed items in a year

Find out more about the prescription prepayment certificate, which is like a prescription season ticket and see how much you can save.

Are you entitled to free prescriptions?  There is further information about prescription exemptions on the NHS website.

For a full list of fees for prescriptions, wigs and fabric supports, please see the government website.