Prescription savings

A Prescription Prepayment Certificate will save people money if they pay for more than three items in three months, or 11 items in 12 months.

People on a low income could be entitled to help with costs or free prescriptions through the low income scheme, depending on their circumstances.

Healthcare staff are urged to remind their patients about these schemes – particularly those living with long-term conditions and people living in deprived areas where data shows people receive significantly more prescription items than those living in less deprived areas.

People can check if they’re eligible for free prescriptions or find out more about Prescription Prepayment Certificates on the website.