A prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) lets you get as many NHS prescriptions as you need for a set price.

If you regularly pay prescription charges, a PPC could save you money.

The prescription charge in England is £9.15 per item.

A PPC costs:

  • £29.65 for 3 months
  • £105.90 for 12 months

The quickest way to buy a PPC is to buy it online.

Buy one online: https://apps.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/ppcwebsales/patient.do
 Other ways to apply

In a pharmacy registered to sell PPCs



How you can pay

You can pay for a PPC by:

  • Direct Debit (online or by telephone)
  • card payment (online or by telephone)
  • at the till (in pharmacy)
  • cheque or postal order (by post)