Save money on NHS prescription charges

For patients that require more than 12 prescribed medicines a year  could save money by purchasing a prescription prepayment certificate.

NHS prescription costs

  • The current prescription charge is £8.40 per item
  • A three monthly PPC is £29.10 and could save you money if you need more than three prescribed items in three months.
  • A 12-month certificate is £104.00 and could save you money if you need more than 12 prescribed items in a year. This works out at £2 per week via direct debit.
Number of prescribed medicines each monthSaving with a 12-month PPC

Saving with a 3-month PPC


Over £95 a yearOver £20 in three months


Over £195 a year

Over £45 in three months


Over £295 a year

Over £70 in three months

You can buy a 12-month Prescription Prepayment Certificate by paying in full or Direct Debit instalments. For more information or to buy a certificate online, visit:

Click here to buy now via NHS Business Services Authority or call 0300 330 1341.

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