Get help with prescription costs

Prescription prepayment certificates (PPC) are available in England and they can save you money

NHS prescription costs (as of 1st April 2019)

The current prescription charge is £9.00 per item (£17.60 per pair of elastic hosiery).

A three monthly PPC is £29.10 and could save you money if you need more than three prescribed items in three months.

A 12-month certificate is £104.00 and could save you money if you need more than 12 prescribed items in a year.
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.

If you need to access the services below then medicines are free:

  • Medicines administered at a hospital or an NHS walk-in centre.
  • Prescribed contraceptives.
  • Medicines personally administered by a GP.
  • Medicines supplied at a hospital or Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) clinic for the treatment of a sexually transmitted infection or tuberculosis.

For more information please visit the NHS Choices website at: