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NHS prescription charges from 1 May 2024

Charges for prescriptions and prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) will increase by 2.59% (rounded to the nearest 5 pence) from 1 May 2024. Charges for wigs and fabric supports will increase by the same rate.

A prescription will cost £9.90 for each medicine or appliance dispensed, an increase of 25 pence. The 3- month PPC will cost £32.-5 and the 12- month PPC will cost £114.50.

The hormone replacement therapy (HRT) PPC will cost £19.80, an increase of 50 pence. This is because the rate is set at twice the single prescription charge.

Check what help you could get to pay for NHS costs

If you pay for your prescriptions and have more than 2 prescription items each month you may wish to consider obtaining a prescription pre-payment certificate.

Details how to obtain either a pre-payment certificate or a HRT pre-payment certificate can be found using the link below