What are the NHS Prescription Charges?

Most adults in England have to pay prescription charges.

Some items are always free, including contraceptives and medicines prescribed for hospital inpatients.

The current prescription charge is £9.35 per item.

A prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) could save you money on NHS prescription costs:

  • a 3-month PPC costs £30.25
  • a 12-month PPC is £108.10

Find out how to save money with a PPC

How do I order a repeat prescription?

You can order a repeat prescription:

  • Online via EMIS Patient Access
  • By post – Ashfields Primary Care Centre, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11 1EQ (please remember to include a stamped addressed envelope if you require your paper prescription posted back to you).
  • In person

Please allow 48 hours before collection, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays. If you would like your prescription to go automatically to one of the pharmacies or online pharmacies, please let us know.