NHS Prescriptions

 

Free or Low Cost Prescriptions

The current cost of a prescription is £8.60 per item. However, there are exemptions for certain people in England who can access free NHS prescriptions for medication if they fit certain criteria.

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Medical Exemption Certificate

There are two types of Medical Exemption Certificates – one for if you have a medical condition (MedEx) and one if you are pregnant or have had a child in the past 12 months (MatEx).

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NHS Low Income Scheme

Some people on a low income may qualify for help with NHS charges via the NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS).  Entitlement is based on your circumstances, such as your level of income, savings, etc.

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Prescription Prepayment Certificates

Prescription Prepayment Certificates (PPC) can be obtained in England.  The certificate will cover the cost of all your prescriptions during a particular period. It may be worth doing this if you don’t qualify for an exemption certificate and pay for more than 3 prescriptions in three months or more than thirteen in a year.

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Claiming Refunds for Prescriptions

If you have applied for a MatEx or MedEx, you have not yet received your exemption certificate and you need to pay for your prescription, you can ask your pharmacist, hospital or doctor for a refund claim form (FP57) so that you can claim a refund for your prescription charges when you receive your exemption certificate.

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