Prescription Charges

Currently (From 1st April 2019): £9.00 per item


Prepayment Certificate costs

Currently (From 1st April 2019):

£104.00 for a full year (11.6 charges)

or £29.10 for 3 months (3.2 charges)




Prepayment certificates:

·     If you have to pay for your prescriptions, it is usually cheaper to buy a prepayment certificate for either 3 months or one year.

·     If you only need to collect one item a month and you are given 28 day prescriptions you will need 13 prescriptions for a year (currently £117.00), so it will cost you less to buy the prepayment certificate.

·     If you pick up 2 items monthly you would currently pay £234.00 in the year. So if you buy a prepayment certificate you would currently save £130.00 and also you will get any extra prescriptions such as antibiotics free.


To buy a Prescription Prepayment Certificate go to:

You can get help with your claim by ringing 0300 330 1341



· Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland No longer charge for prescriptions


· Multiple Charges for some items - See below. These are examples of items which carry more than one charge. For many of these you will still only be charged one current charge. Check with your pharmacy.