NHS Prescription Charges in England
The NHS Prescription Charge in England is currently £8.60 for each drug or appliance dispensed. Please be aware that there are certain items, for example some HRT preparations, which attract a double charge.
The cost of a Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC) remains at £29.10 for a 3 month Certificate. The cost of the annual Certificate remain at £104.
PPCs offer savings for those needing 4 or more items in 3 months or 13 or more items in one year.
In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:
- those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
- those with certain medical conditions
More information is available at NHS Choices