You can buy prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) from the NHS which may make your prescriptions cheaper.

You can only get a PPC if you live in England.

A 3 or 12 month PPC covers all your prescriptions for that period, no matter how many you need.

A prescription costs £7.85 per item, but a PPC costs:

  • £29.10 for 3 months
  • £104 for 12 months

This means if you’re going to buy 4 or more prescriptions in 3 months, or 14 or more prescriptions in 12 months, it may be cheaper to buy a PPC.

You can pay in 10 monthly instalments if you buy a 12 month PPC.

How to buy

You can buy PPCs online or call the order line and pay by debit or credit card.

PPC order line
Telephone: 0300 330 1341
Find out about call charges

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