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Patients Who Have To Pay For More Than 4 Prescription Items In 3 Months Or 14 Items In 12 Months May Find It Cheaper To Buy A Pre-payment Certificate

Works Out Much Cheaper, Especially If Your On Some Sort Of Long Term Medication.

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#2
cardifflad


Thank You! Didn't Know About Wales :thumbsup:
1 Like #3
They're doing this in Scotland too. They reduced the price this year, with another reduction to follow each year for the next two years, until they're free.

Dental and optician checks are free too - it's great moving up here! :-)
#4
You can get 3 month version too - saved us a fortune during a period of illness recently
#5
I get a year for only £83.55

I have to pay for numerous long-term prescriptions and I get it cheaper than paying the £102.50 for the 12 months PPC. I buy just 3 x 3 month PPCs (3x £27.85 = £83.55). The system works by paying for 4 months worth in the 3 month period.;-)

ie collect on the 1st Jan, 1st Feb, 1st March and 31st March (to cover for April's need). Then you have a month payment free 'holiday' before paying for the next card to start on 1st May etc. Most of my prescriptions are for 28 days so you have to tweak the dates to suit, but there is no problem with doctors re collecting a repeat prescription a couple of days early.

I wish more people on long term medication knew about the Pre-payment cards and am annoyed when people complain they can't afford the hundreds of pounds it costs them for the year. It would be simpler if pharmacies were allowed and encouraged to ask or mention when someone pays, particularly if they can see it is a repeat prescription.

Thanks to the OP for bringing it to people's attention.:thumbsup:
#6
Good deal :)
#7
i am pharmacist and always recommend this to people esp if they pay for more then 3 items
#8
In my pharmacy we mention this to everyone who pays for more than one prescription item on a monthly basis. The NHS does encourage us to promote this service - if you use the same pharmacy for all of your prescriptions I would expect them to do the same.
If you're paying for only one item a month (£7.10) ask your pharmacist if it would be cheaper if your GP gave you a private prescription rather than an NHS one. With the private script you pay for the drugs and a dispensing fee to the pharmacist - for low cost drugs this could save a few pounds a month. e.g. our pharmacy charges a minimum of £4.95 per item, potentially saving a couple of pounds each month. Beware that some GPs are comfortable issuing private scripts - it costs nothing to ask.
Hope this helps everyone who pays.
By the way, good tip about paying for 3 x 3 month prepayments - you need to be organised with this though.
#9
You get about four weeks to back date these. If you think you may need one but can't decide, as your pharmacist for an NHS receipt at the time of dispensing. They will know the form as an FP57 (It's A4 and not a till receipt). You then can use these to claim any charges back at the pharmacy as long as your Prepayment Certificate covers the dates.

So you get a few weeks to decide whether to go for the whole prepayment certificate. And yes, play about with 3 month certificates if you can.
#10
pre-reg
i am pharmacist and always recommend this to people esp if they pay for more then 3 items


If you're qualified now, you should change your moniker!:thumbsup:
#11
Yes we English should always pay full for our prescriptions so we can help out our neighbours, the Scots and Welsh get theirs free.

Saying that after listening to a few Welsh they would prefer to pay, as its a big burden on their health service.
#12
Sadly, most of the dental surgeries are full in Manchester. Not much help for me.
[helper]#13
Its not hot (this is the normal price for 12 months) therefore cold.

BTW some hospitals do a similar scheme for patient/relative parking if you have to regularly visit someone at hospital for several months......
#14
FREE for everyone in n.ireland from next year :-D
#15
ro888
Sadly, most of the dental surgeries are full in Manchester. Not much help for me.


Wasn't aware you could use this for dental treatment, can you use this for things like Crowns? Most likely not but you never know. :roll:
#16
caverncity
Yes we English should always pay full for our prescriptions so we can help out our neighbours, the Scots and Welsh get theirs free.

Saying that after listening to a few Welsh they would prefer to pay, as its a big burden on their health service.


eh.... us Scots have no say in you taking our oil, so give us a break, ffs.
#17
cardifflad


Northern Ireland is getting free prescriptions too. :thumbsup:
#18
caverncity
Yes we English should always pay full for our prescriptions so we can help out our neighbours, the Scots and Welsh get theirs free.

Saying that after listening to a few Welsh they would prefer to pay, as its a big burden on their health service.


I'd no idea that was the way the tax contributions were dealt out - wow - great insight from a great mind right there...:roll:

If you're gonna go down that route - then the rest of the UK should take issue with the centrally funded adventures down south - i.e. the massive money ploughed into the capital city.
#19
Not all areas in the South or South East are wealthy especially the SouthEast coastal towns pleae do not place us all in the same pot !!!
#20
howardevansgb
Not all areas in the South or South East are wealthy especially the SouthEast coastal towns pleae do not place us all in the same pot !!!


I'm not talking about individual wealth here...I'm talking about the distribution of national taxation which is referred to the ignorant comment I quoted.
#21
therealslimkaty
eh.... us Scots have no say in you taking our oil, so give us a break, ffs.
North Sea and on-shore oil is worth extremely little to the British economy. It has been many years since we were a Net Exporter, and the pitiful amount we do have is too expensive to extract.
#22
Ewok
I get a year for only £83.55

I have to pay for numerous long-term prescriptions and I get it cheaper than paying the £102.50 for the 12 months PPC. I buy just 3 x 3 month PPCs (3x £27.85 = £83.55). The system works by paying for 4 months worth in the 3 month period.;-)

:


this is exactly what i do...saves me a fortune :thumbsup:
#23
Not only is this not a deal, but is a rise on last year of over 4% :-(
suspended#24
what if you already have one that cost more?

can you get a refund?
#25
wow thats expensive, its 40 odd quid here for 12months and 17 for four
#26
Forgot people still have to pay for prescriptions!
#27
nacider
wow thats expensive, its 40 odd quid here for 12months and 17 for four


where is here ? thats cheap
#28
caverncity
Yes we English should always pay full for our prescriptions so we can help out our neighbours, the Scots and Welsh get theirs free.

Saying that after listening to a few Welsh they would prefer to pay, as its a big burden on their health service.


You my friend are an idiot. Where is the additional money coming from to give the Scots their free prescriptions? There isn't any! It's being funded by EXISTING money which means that other services will be cut.

If you have an issue with free prescriptions in the future for Scotland then I suggest that you get off your back side and raise the issue with your local MP rather than moan about it on here!
#29
Where's the deal here bearing in mind this has been around for yonks and is always this price(until they raise it)?
#30
therealslimkaty
eh.... us Scots have no say in you taking our oil, so give us a break, ffs.


The UK is one country so its everyones oil.
#31
caverncity
Yes we English should always pay full for our prescriptions so we can help out our neighbours, the Scots and Welsh get theirs free.

Saying that after listening to a few Welsh they would prefer to pay, as its a big burden on their health service.


Don't you just love English nationalists? Do you read the Daily Mail by any chance? :roll:

The money for free prescriptions in Wales is allocated from existing budgets - no additional money was sought from the UK pot. And no it's not a big additional burden on the health service as so many prescriptions were given out free even before the charge was fully abolished.
#32
SuperFlyBlues
Don't you just love English nationalists? Do you read the Daily Mail by any chance? :roll:

The money for free prescriptions in Wales is allocated from existing budgets - no additional money was sought from the UK pot. And no it's not a big additional burden on the health service as so many prescriptions were given out free even before the charge was fully abolished.



And don't forget this means that people who couldn't afford to pay for their prescriptions (and I mean low income families who aren't entitled to benefits) will be able to get better rather than being a low term and expensive burden on the NHS.
#33
callum9999
The UK is one country so its everyones oil.


No it's not. The UK is a state made up of a collection of countries. But I fear we're moving away from the topic of this thread...
#34
God wish i knew about this earlier, heat and rep added thanks OP.
#35
This is a great deal as it will save people lots of money, also it gives great info to those that really need it, people who are ill and their carers. Have somw heat and rep:thumbsup:
#36
Nice to know that those of us stuck here in England are paying for everyone elses prescriptions & uni fees
#37
yeah i normally buy the 3 months (£33-£35) pre payment card works a lil saving in my pocket but my card has ran out since last year and couldnt be botthred to buy a new 1
this is a very good dela for us who works.
£7.10 prescription charge as bought some medication yesterday

thx opp

heat added
#38
Not hot. Should be free.
#39
bugs my box that someone dying of cancer has to pay for prescription ... but hey if your a junkie its cool u get it for free .... grrr
Good deal if your ill and need contsant meds
#40
This isn't a deal as such.

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