Prescription Charges and Exemptions

There are a range of exemptions from charges for patients. To find out if you are entitled to free NHS prescriptions follow this link. If you have to pay for prescriptions, there are ways to save money by purchasing a Pre-Payment Card.

Pre-Payment Card

If you receive regular prescriptions you can save money by purchasing a Pre Payment Card. The link and more information is here. For example, you can pay 10 x monthly direct debit payments of £10.40 and this covers an unlimited number of prescriptions. This can also be purchased for periods as short as 3 months. You can sign up on line, its quick and easy.

From 1 April 2019, the NHS charges are:

PPC’s are available by 10 monthly direct debit payments.

  • Prescription (per item)
    £9
  • 3 monthly PPC
    £29.10
    This saves you money if you need four or more items in three months
  • A 12 monthly certificate
    £104
    This saves you money if 13 or more items are needed in 12 months

The following medicines are free:

  • Medicines administered at a hospital or NHS walk-in centre
  • Prescribed contraceptives
  • Medicines personally administered by a GP
  • Medicines supplied at a hospital or Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) clinic for the treatment of a sexually transmitted infection or tuberculosis.

COVID Boosters

We are currently receiving a large number of questions regarding COVID 19 boosters.

We would like to assure all our patients that we will contact you when it is your turn to be vaccinated. As with the original vaccination programme, patients will be called for the vaccine in order of priority.

Please don’t get in touch with us about your vaccine unless you have received our invite to book. If you have not received an invite, please wait for us to make contact with you, we will be in touch when we are able to vaccinate you.