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Grove Medical Practice
Cromwell Place
St Ives
PE27 5JD
Telephone: 01480 462206

NHS Prescription Charges from 1 May 2024

NHS prescription charges from 1 May 2024

The NHS has recently announced prescription charges for medications issued after 1 May 2024.

Charges for prescriptions and prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) will increase by 2.59% (rounded to the nearest 5 pence) from 1 May 2024. Charges for wigs and fabric supports will increase by the same rate.

A prescription will cost £9.90 for each medicine or appliance dispensed, an increase of 25 pence. The 3-month PPC will cost £32.05 and the 12-month PPC will cost £114.50.

The hormone replacement therapy (HRTPPC will cost £19.80, an increase of 50 pence. This is because the rate is set at twice the single prescription charge.


Charges from 1 May 2024

Full details of the new charges from 1 May 2024 are in the table below.

ItemCurrent charge (1 April 2023 to 30 April 2024)Charge from 1 May 2024Change in £
Single prescription charge£9.65£9.90£0.25
3-month Pre Payment Certificate£31.25£32.05£0.80
12-month Pre Payment Certificate£111.60£114.50£2.90
HRT Pre Payment Certificate£19.30£19.80£0.50

Get help with NHS prescriptions and health costs

You might be able to get free NHS prescriptions, dental treatment, eye tests and help with other NHS costs.

Whether you get help depends on things like:

  • your age
  • your income
  • where you live
  • if you get certain benefits
  • if you’re pregnant
  • if you have a medical condition