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Get the lowdown on upcoming changes

For those who pay for their NHS prescriptions in England, the cost of a single item is set to increase by 15p. From the 1st April 2020, the NHS prescription charge will rise from £9.00 to £9.15 per item. This is a nationwide increase which affects all pharmacies.

If you are regularly prescribed one or more treatments for an ongoing condition and pay for your NHS prescriptions, then an NHS prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) could help save you money.

Save money with a prepayment certificate

A PPC is like a ‘season ticket’, which covers the cost of all your NHS prescription charges for a period of time, for a fixed price. If you buy one of these before 1st April you can buy a 3 month certificate for £29.10 or save more by choosing a 12 month certificate for £104.00. After 1st April, these prices will increase to £29.65 for 3 months and £105.90 for 12 months.

Buy an NHS prescription prepayment certificate

Patients who are exempt from the NHS prescription charge are not affected by this update.