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).
- Prescription (per item): £9.35
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10 (savings for people who need extensive medication)
- 3-month PPC: £30.25
- 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 £9.35, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £30.25 and a 12 month PPC £108.10.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website