NHS Prescription Charge increased to £7.85 for 2013 for each medicine or appliance
Prescriptions are free for:
- children under 16 years of age
- full-time students aged 16, 17 or 18
- people aged 60 years and over
- people getting Income Support (IS)
- people getting Income based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA (1B))
- people with a partner who gets Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
- people with a valid maternity or medical exemption certificate
- war pensioners with a valid exemption certification (for accepted disablement only)
- people with a current NHS Charge Certificate for full help (Certificate HC2)
- people with a valid Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC)*
- people entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate
- some prescriptions issued by HMP Service
* A PPC may save you money; they cost £29.10 for 3 months and £104.00 for 12 months (offering a saving to anyone who needs more than 3 items in 3 months or 14 items in 12 months).
To apply for a pre-payment certificate over the phone, just call the pre-payment certificate order line.
The lo-call rate number for this service is 0845 850 0030.
Please have your:
- debit or credit card details ready if you want to pay in full; or
- your bank or building society account details ready if you want to pay for a 12-month PPC by 10 monthly Direct Debit instalments.
Your PPC will start from the date they receive your phone call unless you ask for a different start date. This can be up to one month earlier or later than the date of your phone call.
The prescription charge is a contribution to the NHS. It is not a payment to the pharmacist. It bears no relationship to the cost of the medicine.
NHS Prescription Charge
from 1st April 2013
We have three highly experienced pharmacists on-site to handle all your concerns so you receive the highest level of customer service. They are registered in the (GPhC): click the link next to their Registration Number to check their profiles.