Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions
Standard Prescription Charges for NHS medications are currently £9.15 per item.
For those patients who have extensive regular medication, have a qualifying chronic condition or are on benefits can apply for prescription exemption cards or prepayment certificates.
For more information on prescription charges and exemptions, speak to your local pharmacist.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.15
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
- 3-month PPC: £29.65
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 is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website