Prescription charge rises by 20 pence
The NHS prescription charge in England will rise by 20 pence, to £8.80 per prescription item, from 1 April 2018, the government has announced.
The cost of prescription pre-payment certificates (PPCs) will stay the same for a further year, with the price of a three-month PPC at £29.10 and a 12-month PPC at £104. PPCs offer savings for those needing 4 or more items in 3 months, or more than 12 items in 1 year.
Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2018.20204462