Prescription Fee Increase

By Dispex

NHS Prescription Charges from 1st May 2024

Charges for NHS prescriptions increased on the 1st May 2024. The National Health Service (Charges for
Drugs and Appliances) (Amendment) Regulations 2024 were laid before Parliament on 3 April 2024. The
regulations set out the new charges for NHS prescription charges in England.

Charges for prescriptions and prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) has increased by 2.59% (rounded
the nearest 5 pence) from 1st May 2024. Charges for wigs and fabric supports also increased by the same rate.

A prescription now costs £9.90 for each medicine or appliance dispensed, an increase of 25 pence. The
3-month PPC now costs £32.05 and the 12-month PPC costs £114.50.

The hormone replacement therapy (HRT) PPC now costs £19.80, an increase of 50 pence. This is
because the rate is set at twice the single prescription charge.

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