Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions




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.

  • Please visit the NHS website for the latest Prescription Charges
  • Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
  • When going abroad you can take your NHS medications with you.
  • These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

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