Prescription fees

NHS charges apply in England only

The current prescription charge is (per item): £9.65

A prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) could save you money on NHS prescription costs:

  • a 3-month PPC costs £31.25
  • a 12-month PPC is £111.60
  • a 12-month PPC for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) only is £19.30

If you have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a pre-payment certificate.

There are extensive exemption and remission arrangements in place to protect those who may not be able to pay NHS prescription charges.

Telephone advice and order line: 0845 850 0030

The NHS does not fund the cost of medication prescribed by private prescription and the BMA (British Medical Association) suggests a charge of £15.50. Our charge is £15.00, which can be paid by Card when you collect your prescription from Reception.

Further information is available on the NHS website.