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Prescription Costs £ Pharmacy-signs-

As of April 2019:

  • The current prescription charge is £9.00 for each quantity of a drug or appliance
  • A 3 monthly PPC (prescription prepayment charge) is £29.10
  • A 12 month certificate is £104 and could save you money if you need 12+ prescribed items in a year 
  • Private prescription charges vary (please speak to a pharmacist)


Who is entitled to free Prescriptions?

If you are/or:

  • 60 or over
  • Under 16
  • 16-18 and in full-time education
  • Pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months and have a valid maternity exemption cerftificate (MatEx)
  • Have a specified medical condition and have a valid medical exemption certificate (MedEx)
  • Have a continuing physical disability that prevents you from going out without help from another person and have a valid MedEx
  • Hold a valid war pension exemption certificate and the prescription is for your accepted disability
  • An NHS inpatient


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 receive either:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Universal Credit


More information is available from the NHS Website , here you will be able to find more up to date information on the above and below topics:

  • Free prescriptions for Cancer patients 
  • Exemption for renal dialysis   
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