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Prescription Charges

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 £9.65 per item.

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

  • a 3-month PPC costs £31.25

  • a 12-month PPC is £111.60

  • a 12-month PPC for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) only is £19.30

Find out how to save money with a PPC

Other costs:

  • a surgical bra is £31.70

  • an abdominal or spinal support is £47.80

  • a stock acrylic wig is £78.15

  • a partial human hair wig is £207.00

  • a full bespoke human hair wig is £302.70

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