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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.15
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
- 3-month PPC: £29.65
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.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
PRIVATE PRESCRIPTION CHARGES
Please note that with effect from 1 April 2019, Frithwood Surgery will be charging for Private Prescriptions.
Frithwood has never put a charge on this non-NHS work before, however; as processing and ordering is over and above the core work we now reluctantly have to pass on our charges.
The increase in cost may be of a surprise for some patients, and whilst the patient loyalty to the Dispensary is appreciated, as stated Private Prescriptions are outside of NHS work and therefore we need to recoup our costs.