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Prescription Charges for 2019

The Department of Health announced in February that the price for an NHS prescription in England will increase by 20p to £9.00 with effect from the 1st April 2019.

The prices for 3 and 12 month pre-payment certificates are frozen and 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 in line with inflation.

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 2019”

  1. I am taking Ramipril 5mg 1 daily
    Folic Acid 5mg 1 daily
    Lansoprazole 2 daily
    Oestrogel 2 pumps daily
    My doctors surgery only gives me 1 months supply. So each month I have to go for a repeat prescription. Is this correct?
    I do have a PPC but why can't I have more than 1 months supply? Is this correct?

    Comment by Miriam Shenny — August 9, 2019 #

    1. @Miriam Shenny,

      NHS guidance generally recommends 28 day prescribing. Having a PPC makes good financial sense for you - it all seems pretty correct to me.

      Comment by Matthew Robinson — August 9, 2019 #

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