Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).
The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
The prescription charge in England is £9.35 per item. A PPC costs: £30.25 for 3 months. £104 for 12 months
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website