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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

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