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Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

When you take your NHS prescription to the pharmacy, there will be a fee (set by the government) unless you are aged under 19 or over 60, or if it is for contraceptive medication.

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These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

It is possible to gain exemption from the fee if you suffer from certain medical conditions (e.g. diabetes), or have a very low income (including those on some welfare benefit payments). Application forms for such exemptions are available from any pharmacy, on-line Exemption Form or from the practice.

If you pay for four or more prescriptions in three months or more than 15 items in 12 months, you can buy a 'pre-payment certificate' (like a 'season ticket') which should save you money.  For more information about pre-payment click here.

Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

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