Prescription charge to rise to £8.60

Prescription charge to rise to £8.60

March 16, 2017

The Government has announced an increase to the NHS prescription charge of 20 pence, to £8.60 per prescription item. This change will come into effect from 1st April 2017.

The cost of prescription pre-payment certificates (PPCs) has remained the same for a further year, with the price of a three-month PPC at £29.10 and a 12-month PPC at £104. PPCs offer savings for those needing four or more items in three months or more than 12 items in one year.

The Government said: “To ensure that those with the greatest need, including patients with long-term conditions, are protected we have frozen the cost of the prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) for another year… Taken together, this means prescription charges are expected to rise broadly in line with inflation.”

Prescription Charge Cards coming soon



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