Prescription Charges and Exemptions
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those that may have difficulty in paying any charges due. (These include 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 where people can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPC’s) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
From 1 April 2019, the charges are:
Prescription (per item) £9
The following medicines are free: