Prescription costs from April 2016
The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. The current prescription charge is £8.40 per item.
Prescription prepayment certificate (PPC)
People who have to pay NHS prescription charges and need them regularly or need a lot of prescription items could save money with a Prescription Prepayment Certificate.
A three monthly PPC is £29.10. This saves you money if you need 4 or more items in 3 months.
A 12 month certificate is £104.00 and saves money if you need 14 or more items in 12 months.
PPCs are available by 10 monthly direct debit instalment payments. The prescription prepayment certificates allow anyone to obtain all the prescriptions they need for £2 per week.
Telephone advice and order line: 0300 330 1341