NHS prescription charges to remain at £9.35 per item for 2022/23

Following our previous announcement that the NHS prescription charge would not be uplifted on 1st April 2022, the Department of Health and Social Care has now announced that NHS prescription charges in England will remain frozen for the rest of 2022/23. This is the first time in 12 years that the charge has not increased.

Charges for prescriptions will remain at £9.35 for a single charge. The cost of prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) also remains unchanged; with a 3-month PPC remaining at £30.25 and 12-month PPCs remaining at £108.10 until next year.

In summary:

  • charges for prescriptions will remain at £9.35 for a single charge;
  • 3-month PPCs will remain at £30.25 and
  • 12-month PPCs will remain at £108.10 and can be paid for in instalments.

PSNC has designed a downloadable Prescription Charge Card for community pharmacies. As well as a printable colour PDF, we have also provided a version optimised for printing in black-and-white.

PSNC has also designed a poster explaining the savings that a PPC could achieve for patients that regularly pay for their prescriptions. As well as a printable colour PDF, we have also provided a version optimised for printing in black-and-white.

All versions have been designed to be easy to download and print ready for display in community pharmacies.

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