Prescription Charges and Exemptions
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges.
The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
There is further information about prescription fee exemptions and help with other health costs on the NHS website