NHS Prescription Prepayment Certificate £29.10

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Posted 3rd Mar
As patients in England will have to pay an extra 15p to collect their medicines from a pharmacy from April 1, this is just a reminder that you can buy an NHS Prescription Prepayment Certificate: 3 months £29.10, 12 months for £104.

apps.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/ppc….do
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Prescription charges are being increased next month - buy a prepayment certificate now and save money - potentially quite a lot of money.

nhs.uk/usi…pc/

If you know you'll have to pay for a lot of NHS prescriptions, it may be cheaper to buy a PPC – effectively a prescription "season ticket".

A PPC covers all of your NHS prescriptions, including NHS dental prescriptions, no matter how many items you need.

There are 2 PPC options to choose from:

a 3-month PPC costs £29.10 and will save you money if you need more than 3 prescribed items in 3 monthsa 12-month PPC costs £104.00 and will save you money if you need more than 11 prescribed items in a yearHow much can I save?If you need:
  • 2 items each month – you can save £112 with a 12-month PPC
  • 3 items each month – you can save £220 with a 12-month PPC
  • 4 items each month – you can save £328 with a 12-month PPC

There are several payment options available. If you choose the 12-month PPC, you can pay for this by 10 monthly direct debit instalments.How to apply for a PPCCheck if you're entitled to free prescriptions before you apply for your PPC.It's quickest to buy your PPC online. The PPC will start from the day you submit your application, unless you request a different start date, but the start date must be within 1 month before or after the date of your application.If you prefer talking to someone, you can call the PPC order line on 0300 330 1341. Again, your certificate is valid from the day you make the phone call, unless you request otherwise.Ensure you have your bank details or credit or debit card details ready.You can receive a digital certificate if you provide an email address, or your certificate will arrive by post.Although the PPC is valid from the day of your application (unless otherwise requested), it may take a couple of days for you to receive your certificate in the post. If you pay prescription charges while waiting for it to arrive, you can get a refund as long as you get an NHS refund form (FP57) when you pay.Some pharmacies may be able to sell you a PPC. You won't be able to pay by direct debit if you buy one at a pharmacy.Either contact your local pharmacy or view the list of registered pharmacies on the NHS Business Services Authority (BSA) website to find out which ones sell PPCs.

Check this too for free prescriptions: nhs.uk/usi…ts/

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Luckily, we don't have to pay for prescriptions in Wales, which is wrong imo. Free prescriptions should only be given to people who can't afford them.

I used to have to buy a prepayment certificate when my doctor took me out of work and I still had to pay for prescriptions.
I was on around £52 a week sick money at the time and each item cost around £4.
I don't know why they were charging people that were on sick benefits for medicine while job seekers got it for free.
Had to pay full whack for dentistry as well.
You don’t pay for prescriptions if your on job seekers or universal credit or sick benefits
dorey6903/03/2020 16:35

You don’t pay for prescriptions if your on job seekers or universal credit …You don’t pay for prescriptions if your on job seekers or universal credit or sick benefits


It depends on what sick benefit you're on.
Check this too for free prescriptions:

nhs.uk/usi…ts/
Is this rise a yearly thing now like phone contracts and broadband? Any means to get more money.. Shocking.. I try avoid anything NHS as far as I can as I can't stand them... My opinion only.. Go doctors... Come back 2 weeks fully booked then they try palm you off with 30p iburprofen what they expect you pay £8+ for... Corrupt
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