Prescription Charges

An NHS prescription charge costs £9.35 per item, but prepaying with an PCC can be for an unlimited number of prescriptions is:

  • £30.25 for 3 months
  • £108.10 for 12 months (or 10 direct debit instalments of £10.81)

For more information on PPCs visit the NHS: Save money with a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC).

Get help with prescription costs

You do not have to pay NHS prescription charges if you have a valid medical exemption certificate. Please ask the Dispensary team for a Medical exemption form to complete, we will then arrange for the GP to sign.

For more information about help with health costs, obtain leaflet HC11 ‘Help with health costs’, or speak to the Dispensing team at this practice.

Remember, if you are under 16 or over 60 years of age you are already exempt from prescription charges.

Private Prescriptions

Private prescriptions will be charged depending on the cost of the medication. If the patient chooses to take the prescription away for dispensing then a private prescription fee of £19.20 is payable. If the private prescription is dispensed by the Windrush dispensary then the fee is waived.