Prescription Charges & Exemptions

There are extensive exemption and remission arrangements to help 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.

  • Please¬†visit the NHS website for the latest Prescription Charges
  • Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
  • These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, prescriptions are free of charge.

 

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