You can buy prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) from the NHS which may make your prescriptions cheaper.
You can only get a PPC if you live in England.
A 3 or 12 month PPC covers all your prescriptions for that period, no matter how many you need.
A prescription costs £8.60 per item, but a PPC costs:
- £29.10 for 3 months
- £104 for 12 months
This means if you’re going to buy 4 or more prescriptions in 3 months, or 14 or more prescriptions in 12 months, it may be cheaper to buy a PPC.
You can pay in 10 monthly instalments if you buy a 12 month PPC.