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Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

NHS prescriptions cost £8.20 per item.

If you are receiving jobseekers allowance or employment support allowance you will not have to pay for NHS prescriptions.

If you are receiving disability living allowance you will be expected to pay for your prescription when you take it to the chemist. In this situation if you are taking a regular medication and receiving repeated prescriptions it is sensible to buy a prescription prepayment certificates (PPC) as this will work out much cheaper in the long run.

The charges for prepayment certificates are:

  • 3-months:  £29.10
  • 12 months £104.00
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