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Prescription Charge Card

Pharmacies are reminded that an increase of 20 pence to the NHS prescription charge to £7.85 per prescription item came into effect on 1st April 2013.

The cost of prescription prepayment certificates (PPC) has remained the same for a further year, with the price of a three month PPC at £29.10 and a 12-month PPC at £104. PPCs offer savings for those needing four or more items in three months or more than 13 items in one year.

The 2013 version of the prescription charge card is currently being sent out to all community pharmacies (in March's edition of Community Pharmacy News which comes in the Pharmacy Magazine wrapper).

Due to the Easter bank holidays you may not have received yours yet, but you can download it from here:

Prescription Charge Card (effective 1st April 2013)

Posted 2 April 2013

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