Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions
The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount- please see below.
Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) are available and offer real savings for people who need multiple medications.
From 1 April 2019, the charges are:
- Prescription (per item): £9.00
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
- 3-month PPC: £29.10
- If you will need to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC. The charge for a single prescription item is £9.00, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £29.10 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website