Prescription Costs and Exemptions

Understanding NHS Exemptions And Prescriptions Costs

We accept all NHS exemptions and prepayment certificates in England. If you do pay for prescriptions, however, it’s the standard NHS charge.

From the 1st April 2023, this is £9.65 per item.

What is an NHS Exemption Certificate?

The NHS Prescription Exemption Certificate is a document provided by the NHS to certain patients that meet the prescription exemption requirements. This certificate will allow some patients to receive their prescriptions for free. There are many possible reasons why one may be exempt from prescription charges. If you qualify, you can apply for an exemption certificate. To see a full list of people who can apply for exemption certificates please see the list below or visit the NHS Website.

Are you exempt from NHS Prescription Charges?

The following people are automatically exempt from NHS prescription charges:

– Under 16yrs old
– Over 60 yrs old
– Those in full-time education who are between 16 yrs and 18 yrs old
– Those pregnant or have become a parent within the last 12 months
– Those who are suffering from certain medical conditions and/or disabilities

How to Use Your NHS Exemption

As a UK registered pharmacy, we accept all NHS exemptions.

When ordering your medication and prescriptions from us you will need to provide proof of your exemption to be able for us to process your order free of charge. If you’re ordering medicine for someone under 16 or over 60, we’ll automatically apply the exemption, however, if you or the person you are ordering for falls between these ages then proof of exemption will need to be uploaded when signing up to our website to order prescriptions.

Please note: If you claim your free prescriptions after your exemption expires, you may have to pay a penalty charge of up to £100. Even if it was a mistake, therefore please ensure that you check your certificate before uploading it. 

Read more about NHS Exemptions.

How to get and use a HRT Pre-Payment Certificate

Save Money on NHS HRT Prescriptions with an HRT Prepayment Certificate (PPC)!

If you find yourself paying for NHS prescribed HRT medicine three or more times within a 12-month period, an HRT PPC could be a money-saving solution for you.

Normally, each item on an NHS prescription costs £9.65. But with an HRT PPC, you can make a one-time payment of just £19.30, equivalent to the cost of two single items.

The best part? The HRT PPC covers an unlimited number of certain HRT medicines for a full 12 months, regardless of why they are prescribed. It means you can enjoy significant savings on your HRT prescriptions throughout the entire year.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to save money on your HRT medications. Purchase an HRT Prepayment Certificate today and enjoy hassle-free and cost-effective access to your prescribed HRT medicines for the next 12 months!

Get Your NHS Prescription Prepayment (PPC) Certificate Now

If you are wanting to apply for your prepayment certificate, click here.

An NHS prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) is designed for those that pay regularly for their prescriptions. This certificate lets you get as many prescriptions as you need for a set price, saving you money in the long run.

If you wish to use your Prescription Prepayment Certificate simply add your PPC number to the notes when ordering your prescription.