Prescription Charges

From 1st April 2023 Prescription charges will increase to £9.65 per item.

Pre Payment Certificates are available:-

  • 3-month PPC: £31.25
  • 12-month PPC: £111.60 (Can be paid for upfront or by 10 monthly direct debit instalments. Cost is equivalent to £9.30 per month over 12 months)

From 1st April 2023 it will be possible to purchase a new Pre Payment Certificate for HRT. The Certificate covers certain HRT medicines. The cost for HRT PPC: £19.30

A list of items covered can be found on the NHS BSA website.

If you get prescriptions for items other than HRT medicines, you may save more with a 3 or 12 month PPC that covers all NHS prescriptions.

A PPC will save you more than an HRT PPC if you get:

  • 4 or more items in a 3-month period and at least 2 are not for HRT medication
  • 12 or more items in 12-month period and at least 10 are not for HRT medication

To purchase a Pre Payment Certificate, please see NHS: Buy an NHS Prescription Prepayment Certificate. (HRT PPC not available until 1st April 2023).