Prescription fees

Most adults in England have to pay prescription charges.

Some items are always free, including contraceptives and medicines prescribed for hospital inpatients.

The current prescription charge is £9.35 per item.

A prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) could save you money on NHS prescription costs:

  • a 3-month PPC costs £30.25
  • a 12-month PPC is £108.10

Find out how to save money with a PPC

Other costs:

  • a surgical bra is £30.70
  • an abdominal or spinal support is £46.30
  • a stock acrylic wig is £75.70
  • a partial human hair wig is £200.50
  • a full bespoke human hair wig is £293.20
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