NHS Pre Payment Certificate per year - £38.00 (Scotland) £104.00 (England)
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NHS Pre Payment Certificate per year - £38.00 (Scotland) £104.00 (England)

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Found 8th Jan 2010Made hot 8th Jan 2010
Ok I'm sure this is worth mentioning again for those that don't know about it. Some might moan and say this is not a deal etc etc but when your having to buy lots of medication through the year...the savings with this card are so beneficial.
Anything that saves you money on this site is a good deal in my books

Scotland:
£38.00 (twelve months) and £13.00 (four months)
although as mentioned by yipaykaya: £28 (twelve months) and £10 for 4 months from April 2010

England:
£104.00 (twelve months) and £28.25 (three months)

Northern Ireland:
£25.00 (twelve months) and £9.00 (three months) - Prescriptions will be free as of April 2010

Wales:
Free already

202 Comments

god i think ill tell my dad to move to scotland!!!!! he gets these and they are worth it if ur on lots of medication

The U.K is getting more and more divided everyday it seems.

i get one for my husband as he has gluten free food which we get on prescription as his food costs a bomb to buy biscuits 1.99 a packet so well worth the pre pay heat left

Tazx;7474687

god i think ill tell my dad to move to scotland!!!!! he gets these and … god i think ill tell my dad to move to scotland!!!!! he gets these and they are worth it if ur on lots of medication



get him to move to wales its free there isnt it:thumbsup:

another proof of rip off England
In Northern Ireland we pay little prescriptions along with many other things like no water charges and rates that are about half that on England.

oh i didnt know that! thanx ill tell him that! bloody england! as if we dont get ripped off enough! then when we are ill we get robbed even more!!!

I can remember when the English one was £97 (and it wasn't that long ago!).

It increases in price year on.....

What's the reason for England having to pay more? In fact, why should there be any difference in price?

stop moaning and move, i bet u'll come back with ur tail between your legs!

Flux101;7474853

What's the reason for England having to pay more? In fact, why should … What's the reason for England having to pay more? In fact, why should there be any difference in price?



Because england spends more on other services, its all about balance.

Shock;7474888

Because england spends more on other services, its all about balance.


What sort of things do we get a better deal on?

How bad is that. I suffer with Asthma and sometimes have too take less medication than I should do because of the cost. I think it should be the same price all over the country Its just not fair :x

glad i get medical exemption!

geri;7474916

How bad is that. I suffer with Asthma and sometimes have too take less … How bad is that. I suffer with Asthma and sometimes have too take less medication than I should do because of the cost. I think it should be the same price all over the country Its just not fair :x



Would you expect to pay the same in France?

Stop moaning and move then? i take it u dont have to take drugs for the rest of ur life?? be a different attitude then i expect!

I have to take warfarin blood thinners for life otherwise i die from clots (had 10 already) yet i have to pay this every year. while others with less threatening illnesses get it for free??? i have a right to moan about it. this amount goes up alot every year and its over half my weekly wage.

I used to buy mine on a quarterly basis, used to save me a lot of money. But, I no longer have to pay due to my Diabetes condition.

cabal101;7475097

I have to take warfarin blood thinners for life otherwise i die from … I have to take warfarin blood thinners for life otherwise i die from clots (had 10 already) yet i have to pay this every year. while others with less threatening illnesses get it for free??? i have a right to moan about it. this amount goes up alot every year and its over half my weekly wage.



Then, you should be excempt, if it's a life saving condition.

Hancock;7475119

Then, you should be excempt, if it's a life saving condition.



I'm afraid it doesn't work like that, the current system of a few random disease states is both outdated and unfair. Many current campaigns in the process to bring equality to the exemption system, but to the goverment prescription charges are seen as a critical source of income to the underfunded NHS

Hancock;7475119

Then, you should be excempt, if it's a life saving condition.



you are joking... they don't see it that way believe me

thrustmaster;7474970

Would you expect to pay the same in France?


I dont see why I should pay at all actually. Its classed as life threatening!!!!!!!
I work and pay national insurance. I have always worked and so has my husband. I work in the public sector so am more prone to get illness as parents still send children to school that are sick. I love my job but because I work I have to pay If I didnt work I wouldnt.
Or, if I lived in Wales I wouldnt pay.
Hey do they need someone that works with special needs students to work in Wales if so please leave messages Thanks :thumbsup:

cabal101;7475301

you are joking... they don't see it that way believe me



I sympathise with you, i work with patients on warfarin, many of who have had blood clots so i know how important your treatment is. Yes you should be exempt as it is a lifelong treatment, but like i said the debate rambles on and until such time that the goverment move the goal posts the pre-payment is the most cost effective way (unless you can get your GP to write 6 monthly prescriptions!)

I wonder if all the moaners get out on voting day? If you do then you just voted wrong.

Don't buy a 12 month certificate in Scotland just yet as it is expected to drop to £28 annually and £10 for 4 months from April.:thumbsup:

Original Poster

Nice mention yipykayay

thanks

thrustmaster;7474970

Would you expect to pay the same in France?



what the hell has france to do with it - he lives and works in the UK pays his taxes and national insurance in the UK - he/they should be entitled to treatment for the same cost whether it be free or otherwise as any other part of the UK.

Its morally wrong to have somebody getting the treatment free when you have others paying - Im not down on the Scots Irish or Welsh good on them for looking after their sick but as the vast amount of money spent is from the English taxpayers (like it or not, population wise Im correct) it should be spent on the English as well

Original Poster

geri;7475318

I work and pay national insurance.



Although doesn't the National Insurance just contribute to just your state pension ?

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Quote: "You pay National Insurance contributions to build up your entitlement to certain social security benefits, including the State Pension. The type and level of National Insurance contributions you pay depends on how much you earn and whether you're employed or self employed. You stop paying National Insurance contributions in the year you reach State Pension age"

:thumbsup:

EDIT: Ahh Quote: "and other social security benefits"

intenso100;7474964

glad i get medical exemption!



Diabetic, cancer , recent baby or pregnant? That's the main exemptions isn't it...Have I missed any?

I remember when prescriptions were 20p, those were days !

gal2792t;7475904

Diabetic, cancer , recent baby or pregnant? That's the main exemptions … Diabetic, cancer , recent baby or pregnant? That's the main exemptions isn't it...Have I missed any?



lol no a under active thyroid! hyperthyrodism i think it called\

This is a good deal, or you could get it for 28 and some pence for every three months (in England) if you don't want to pay it all at once or only won't be taking multiple medications for a whole year. If you need it immediately, you can pay at the pharmacy and get your prescription right then with as part of the pre-pay deal, save the receipt and mail off the form to the NHS after.

janz70;7475883

what the hell has france to do with it - he lives and works in the UK … what the hell has france to do with it - he lives and works in the UK pays his taxes and national insurance in the UK - he/they should be entitled to treatment for the same cost whether it be free or otherwise as any other part of the UK. Its morally wrong to have somebody getting the treatment free when you have others paying - Im not down on the Scots Irish or Welsh good on them for looking after their sick but as the vast amount of money spent is from the English taxpayers (like it or not, population wise Im correct) it should be spent on the English as well

Health is a devolved issue and each country has a budget to spend as they see fit. All except England have decided to spend some of their budget to reduce prescription charges. We would still have the same amount of money to spend if we had decided to spend it on free tots at hogmanay instead (purely for medicinal purposes of course)

The English government is spending some of its energy budget on boiler scrappage, Scotland is not. It is the same use of a devolved budget.

to the person with blood clots, you may be able to get free prescriptions if ur income is below a certain amount. may be worth looking into. it is called the low income scheme

nhsbsa.nhs.uk/112…spx

hope that helps someone

sprocket;7474734

another proof of rip off EnglandIn Northern Ireland we pay little … another proof of rip off EnglandIn Northern Ireland we pay little prescriptions along with many other things like no water charges and rates that are about half that on England.



Remind me how much more expensive insurance (car / home / life etc) is in N.Ireland :whistling:

steve$$$$$;7477437

Lets all laugh at the English !!!! Ha Ha HaWant an even greater laugh … Lets all laugh at the English !!!! Ha Ha HaWant an even greater laugh they think they are going to win the world cup Get it right up you



least were in it!!

geri;7474916

How bad is that. I suffer with Asthma and sometimes have too take less … How bad is that. I suffer with Asthma and sometimes have too take less medication than I should do because of the cost. I think it should be the same price all over the country Its just not fair :x



My nurse gave me a tip to save money. Have 2 or 3 of each inhaler prescribed at once. Each set of 2 or 3 counts as one precription charge and lasts months!

gal2792t;7475904

Diabetic, cancer , recent baby or pregnant? That's the main exemptions … Diabetic, cancer , recent baby or pregnant? That's the main exemptions isn't it...Have I missed any?



Not sure about the above but my wife is exempt as she has hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)...I think you may get exemption for Hyperthyroidism (Overactive Thyroid) as wel but I am not sure.

You can also backdate the certificate and get a refund on prescriptions you get up to 3 months before you apply for the certificate (if you get a claim receipt). My husband recently had 4 prescriptions totalling more than £28 then applied for the 3 month certificate for the same price. Now all other prescriptions are in effect free. Then when that one runs out we will probably do the same again rather than renew straight away. Hope that makes sense!

Flux101;7474915

What sort of things do we get a better deal on?


The weather, good looking woman, better wages, better shops, better football team, nice places to live the list is endless :-D
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