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 £9.00 per item.
A PPC costs:
- £29.10 for 3 months
- £104 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
How much you can save
|Number of prescribed medicines you need each month||Saving with a 12 month PPC||Saving with a 3 month PPC|
|2||Over £105 a year||Over £20 in 3 months|
|3||Over £210 a year||Over £50 in 3 months|
|4||Over £315 a year||Over £75 in 3 months|
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)