NHS Prescription Charge (Per item)
NHS Prescription Charge for each prescribed item
In England, most working-age adults have to pay prescription charges. Certain groups are entitled to free NHS prescriptions and some prescribed items are always free, including contraceptives and medication for hospital inpatients.
The NHS prescription charge is currently £9.15 for each prescribed item, which means that there is a charge for each different drug or medical appliance on your prescription. Support stockings are charged per stocking.
If you regularly pay prescription charges, a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) could save you money.