Prescription Charges

If you pay for your medication the currect NHS prescription charges are as below:

Prescription charge typeNew charge (1st April 2021 onwards)
Single charge (per prescription item)£9.35
3-month PPC£30.25
12-month PPC£108.10

We accept payment by cash, cheque or card (only card payments are accepted at Dordon surgery).

If you are on multiple long term monthly medications it may be worthwhile looking at purchasing a pre-payment card.  A prescription pre-payment card (PPC) works like a season ticket.  If you need more than 13 prescribed medicines each year, you could save money with a 12-month pre-payment card.  You can also buy a three-month PPC, which will save you money if you need more than three prescribed medicines in three months.

If you require 2 items a month you can save around £90 a year with a 12-month PPC.

If you require 3 items a month you can save around £180 a year with a 12-month PPC.

If you require 4 items a month you can save around £280 a year with a 12-month PPC.

If you are interested please ask a dispenser for a form, visit http://www.nhs.uk/healthcosts or telephone 0300 330 1343.

Free NHS prescriptions

You can get free NHS prescriptions if, at the time the prescription is dispensed, you:

  • are 60 or over
  • are under 16
  • are 16-18 and in full-time education
  • are pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months and have a valid maternity exemption certificate (MatEx)  
  • have a specified medical condition and have a valid medical exemption certificate (MedEx)
  • have a continuing physical disability that prevents you from going out without help from another person and have a valid MedEx
  • hold a valid war pension exemption certificate and the prescription is for your accepted disability
  • are an NHS inpatient

You are also entitled to free prescriptions if you or your partner (including civil partners) are named on, or are entitled to, an NHS tax credit exemption certificate or a valid HC2 certificate (full help with health costs), or you receive either:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, or  
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit 
  • Universal Credit

 If you are exempt from NHS prescription charges then proof is required upon collection of your dispensed medication.