Prescription Fees

Get help with prescription costs

Prescription prepayment certificates (PPC) are available in England and they can save you money.

NHS prescription costs

  • The current prescription charge is £8.80 per item (£17.60 per pair of elastic hosiery).
  • A three monthly PPC is £29.10 and could save you money if you need more than three prescribed items in three months.
  • A 12-month certificate is £104.00 and could save you money if you need more than 12 prescribed items in a year.

PPCs are available by 10 monthly direct debit instalment payments. The prescription prepayment certificates allow anyone to obtain all the prescriptions they need for £2 per week.

Find out more about the Prescription Prepayment Certificate.