NHS prescription charges from 1 May 2024

Image showing the prescription changes from 1 may 2024. The image is split in half on the left there is blue and white text. At the top it says charges from 1 may 2024. The next line down says Single Prescription item £9.90
Next line down says 3 month ppc £32.05
Next line down says 12 month PPC £114.50
Next line down HRT PPC £19.80

NHS prescription charges from 1 May 2024
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced the NHS prescription charges uplift in England from Wednesday 1 May 2024.

You can find out if you can claim free NHS prescriptions using the eligibility checker.

You could save money by buying an NHS Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC). Rather than paying £9.90 for each prescription item, the three and 12-month PPC covers unlimited NHS prescriptions. This offers savings for those who need four or more items in three months, or 12 or more items in 12 months.

The NHS Hormone Replacement Therapy Prescription Prepayment Certificate (HRT PPC), covers all listed HRT medicines for 12 months. Saving you money if they pay three or more HRT prescription charges in 12 months.