Prescription prices to rise

NHS prescription prices will rise for the third year in a row.

From April 1st a prescription will cost you £9 instead of the current £8.80.

This is the third year in a row that prescription prices have risen.

The Government has announced that the price will increase from Monday 1st April, while charges for wigs and fabric supports, such as spinal supports, will rise with inflation.

The cost of a prescription prepayment certificate, which covers all prescriptions for a fixed period, will be frozen at £29.10 for three months or £104 for a year.

Because prescriptions are free in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, charges only apply to patients in England.

The Government plans for the NHS to save £22billion in spending and receive £10billion in investment over five years.



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