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MAY BANK HOLIDAY CLOSED PERIODS

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE CLOSED FROM 1830 ON FRIDAY 3 MAY 2019 UNTIL 0800 ON TUESDAY 7 MAY 2019, AND FROM 1830 ON FRIDAY 24 MAY 2019 UNTIL 0800 ON TUESDAY 28 MAY 2019.  PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE ORDERED AND COLLECTED YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS OR MEDICATIONS IN GOOD TIME.

IN THE EVENT THAT YOU EXPERIENCE EMERGENCY ISSUES (CRUSHING CHEST PAINS, UNEXPECTED SHORTNESS OF BREATH ETC) DIAL 999 IMMEDIATELY.  FOR OTHER ISSUES OF AN URGENT NATURE THAT CANNOT WAIT UNTIL WE REOPEN, CONTACT 111 AND THEY WILL SIGNPOST YOU TO THE MOST APPROPRIATE SERVICE

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs) or for whom the costs associated with long term treatment may be excessive.

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.


NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.00
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

If you will have to pay for 4 or more prescription items in 3 months, or more than 13 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC. An annual PPC can be purchased over 12 months through the Direct Debit scheme.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

 
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