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Prescription Charges for 2016

The Department of Health announced in March that the price for an NHS prescription in England will increase by 20p to £8.40 with effect from April 2016.

The prices for 3 and 12 month pre-payment certificates have remained the same at £29.10 and £104 respectively. For anyone requiring more than 3 items in 3 months or more than 12 in a year these certificates can provide significant savings.

Other NHS charges such as for dental work, wigs and fabric supports are also being increased.

Action: Clinicians should be aware of the current prescription charge and also the value for money represented by pre-payment certificates.

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2 Comments to “Prescription Charges for 2016”

  1. ...For anyone requiring 4 or more items in 3 months... gives a saving i.e. more than *3*.

    Comment by Andrew Martin — May 6, 2016 #

    1. @Andrew,

      Good point. I've fixed that in the post above. Thanks.

      Comment by Matthew Robinson — May 6, 2016 #

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