Prescription Charges

The NHS prescription charge in England is £8.80 for each quantity of a drug or appliance.

The cost of a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) is £29.10 for a 3 month certificate. The cost of the annual certificate is £104.

PPCs offer savings for those needing 4 or more items in 3 months or 14 or more items in one year.

In England, around 90 per cent of prescription items are dispensed free.

For more information on PPCs visit the NHS website.

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.

Alternatively, view more detailed information on the NHS website.

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 £17.45 is payable. If the private prescription is dispensed by the Windrush dispensary then the fee is waived.