If you know you'll have to pay for a lot of NHS prescriptions, it may be cheaper to buy a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) – effectively a prescription "season ticket".
A PPC covers all of your NHS prescriptions, including NHS dental prescriptions, no matter how many items you need.
Prescription prepayment certificates (PPC) are available in England and they can save you money.
NHS prescription costs
- The current prescription charge is £8.40 per item (£16.80 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.