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 Governments have 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

Please click here for up to date information on prescription charges.

Find out more about the prescription prepayment certificate (PPC)

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