* Please note the existing online prescription ordering service will no longer be available from the 1st of June 2016 & will be replaced with 'patient access'* If you have not yet registered for 'patient access' please contact our reception team who can provide you with your personal login details. Please note if you have already registered for 'patient access' you can now book appointments and order prescriptions online via: https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk/Account/LogiPrescriptions
Prescription 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.
From 1 April 2012, the charges are:
- Prescription (per item): £8.40
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
- 3-month PPC: £29.10
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 or more items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC. The charge for a single prescription item is £8.40, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £29.10 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website