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).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive government has thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines.  Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland andWales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item):     £9.15
  • 12-month prepayment     certificate (PPC): £105.90
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

  • General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC Online

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed.

We do not accept repeat medication requests over the telephone unless you are house bound or immobile.

Please consider registering for online services, so that you can order your repeat medications online at any time of day or night 365 days per year, book appointments and view your medical records and results.

To register for online services, please bring photo ID to reception. Please remember to keep your records secure, do not share your log user name or password with anyone.  

Telephone advice and order line

0845 850 0030