NHS prescription charges to remain at £9.35 per item until further notice

The NHS prescription charge is reviewed annually with changes usually made in April, however, this year the Government has yet to conclude consideration of any future increases to prescription charges.

Following our announcement that the NHS prescription charge would not be uplifted on 1 April 2022, a decision is yet to be reached on any potential future uplift to the NHS prescription charges for 2022/23. Therefore, NHS prescription charges will remain at £9.35 per item while further consideration is given.

PSNC will update community pharmacy teams as soon as any changes are agreed, including details of when they will be implemented.

In summary:

  • NHS prescription charges will remain at £9.35 per item until further notice.
  • The cost of Prescription Pre-payment Certificates (PPCs) will also remain unchanged until further notice.
  • A decision is yet to be reached on any potential future uplift of prescription charges and the cost of PPCs for 2022/23.
  • PSNC will update community pharmacy teams as soon as any changes are agreed.

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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