Prescription prepayment certificates (PPC) are available in England and can save you money.
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.
- current prescription charge – £9.65 per item (£17.60 per pair of elastic hosiery)
- three-month PPC – £31.25; this will save you money if you need more than three prescribed items in three months
- 12-month PPC – £111.60; this will 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 certificates allow anyone to obtain all the prescriptions they need for £2 a week.
Find out more about the prescription prepayment certificate.
If you need to access the services below, the medicines you're prescribed are free: