Some services are not free under the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
Our reception staff will be happy to advise about the fees we charge for the various services.
Various exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).
The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate contribution towards the cost of NHS medicines which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay.
Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need a lot of medication.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for 3 or more prescription items in three months, or more than 12 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.