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Prescription charges

The current charge for all NHS prescriptions from 1st April 2008 is:

  • Prescription: £8.20
  • 12 month Prepayment Certificate (PPC): £104
  • 3 month PPC: £29.10

Full details can be found on the NHS Choices website http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/

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Prescription advice line

This freephone advice line is open to patients to call with any queries about entitlement to exemptions or evidence of exemption. The number is 0800 91 77 711.

If unsure then pay the charge but ask for a receipt form FP57. If you are entitled to free prescriptions, you can claim the money back (within 3 months of receipt).

Prescription charge exemption

You can get free NHS prescriptions if, at the time the prescription is dispensed, you:

•are 60 or over

•are under 16

•are 16-18 and in full-time education

•are pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months and have a valid maternity exemption certificate 

•have a specified medical condition and have a valid medical exemption certificate

•have a continuing physical disability that prevents you from going out without help from another person and have a valid medical exemption certificate

•hold a valid war pension exemption certificate and the prescription is for your accepted disability

•are an NHS inpatient

You are also entitled to free prescriptions if you or your partner (including civil partners) are named on, or are entitled to, an NHS tax credit exemption certificate or a valid HC2 certificate (full help with health costs), or you receive either:

•Income Support

•Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

•Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, or  

•Pension Credit Guarantee Credit 

•Universal Credit and meet the criteria

Prescription Advice Line

This Freephone advice line is open to patients to call with any queries about entitlement to exemptions or evidence of exemption. The number is  0300 330 1349.

If you are unsure then pay the charge but ask for a receipt form FP57. If you are entitled to free prescriptions, you can claim the money back (within 3 months of receipt).