Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

 

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NHS prescription charges

From 1 April 2021, the  standard charges are:

  • Single item on prescription – £9.35 per item
  • Three-month prescription payment certificate (PPC) – £30.25; this will save you money if you need more than three prescribed items in three months 
  • Twelve-month prescription payment certificate (PPC) – £108.10; this will save you money if you need more than 12 prescribed items in a year

There are several payment options available. If you choose the 12-month PPC, you can pay for this upfront, or by 10 monthly direct debit instalments.

Find out more about the prescription prepayment certificate.

If you need to access the services below, the medicines you're prescribed are free:

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

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