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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.

 


 

NHS charges

NHS prescription charge in England increased to £8.40 for each quantity of a drug or appliance from 1 April 2016.

PPC telephone advice and order line 0300 330 1341

General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

 

 
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