Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those that may have difficulty in paying any charges due. (These include NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).
Prescription Charges and Exemptions
The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge where people can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPC’s) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
Most adults in England have to pay prescription charges.
Some items are always free, including contraceptives and medicines prescribed for hospital inpatients.
The current prescription charge is £9.35 per item.
A prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) could save you money on NHS prescription costs:
The following medicines are free:
We are working together with other local practices to offer patients access to more appointments in the early mornings, evenings and at weekends. To find out more about these services, please contact the practice.