NHS free prescriptions: Millions could get medicine free at pharmacies | Personal Finance | Finance

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This list is not exhaustive and people can visit their pharmacies to find out more.

Is there any support for people who don’t qualify for free prescriptions?

NHS prescription costs can still bear a significant burden on those who aren’t entitled to free prescriptions but still experience financial difficulties.

However, there are additional methods of support available to help people with fees. Measures include pre-payment certificates (PPC) and the NHS low-income scheme.

PPCs cover all prescriptions at a set price and generally save people money if they need more than three items in three months or 11 items in 12 months.

This is because while a prescription typically costs £9.35 per item, a PPC costs £30.25 for three months, and £108.10 for 12 months.

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