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Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Prescription charges from 1 April 2018 are £8.80 per item on prescription unless you are:

  • Under 16 years of age
  • 16, 17 and 18 years of age and in full time education
  • 60 years of age and over
  • Have a valid maternity exemption certificate
  • Have a valid medical exemption certificate
  • Have a valid prescription pre-payment certificate
  • Have a valid War Pension exemption certificate
  • Named on a current HC2 charges certificate
  • Prescribed free-of-charge contraceptives
  • Getting Income Support
  • Getting income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate
  • Have a partner who gets Pension Credit guarantee credit

3-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £29.10

12-month PPC: £104.00

If you will have to pay for 4 or more prescription items in 3 months, or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.  The charge for a single prescription is £8.60, whereas a 3 month PPC will cost you £29.10 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.

  • Telephone advice and order line 01386 768131

Find out more by clicking here.

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