Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs), see Help With Health Costs
The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount per item prescribed. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
From 1 April 2017, the charges are:
Telephone advice and order line 0300 330 1341
General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the Prescription Cost