Prescription Charges and Exemptions
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'As of the 1st April 2018, is £8.80 for each medicine or appliance dispensed. To ensure that those with the greatest need, including patients with long-term conditions, are protected, the cost of the prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) has been frozen for another year.
The 3 month PPC remains at £29.10 and the cost of the annual PPC will stay at £104, allowing unlimited prescriptions within a specified time period. Taken together, and in the interest of fairness, this means prescription charges are expected to rise broadly in line with inflation.
Existing arrangements for prescription charge exemptions will remain in place, principally covering those with certain medical conditions like cancer, epilepsy and diabetes, pregnant women and new mothers, children under 16 and anyone over 60, and those on a low income.'