Prescription Charges 2022/23

The current prescription charge is £9.35 from 1st April 2022 per item

A prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) could save you money on NHS prescription costs:

A 3 monthly PPC is £30.25 and could save you money if you need more than three prescribed items in three months.

A 12-month certificate is £108.10 and could save you money if you need more than 11 prescribed items in a year.

PPCs are available by 10 monthly direct debit instalment payments.

How much can I save?

If you need:

  • 2 items each month – you can save £116.30 with a 12-month PPC
  • 3 items each month – you can save £228.50 with a 12-month PPC
  • 4 items each month – you can save £340.70 with a 12-month PPC

There are several payment options available. If you choose the 12-month PPC, you can pay for this upfront, or by 10 monthly direct debit instalments.

It’s quickest to buy a PPC online. The PPC will start from the day you submit your application, unless you request a different start date, but the start date must be within 1 month before or after the date of your application.

If you prefer talking to someone, you can call the PPC order line on 0300 330 1341. Your certificate will be valid from the day you make the phone call, unless you request otherwise.

Find out more about the prescription prepayment certificate.

Website: www.nhs.uk/healthcosts