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Exclusive: Almost one million people in England overpaid for NHS prescriptions in 2022/23 – are you one of them? Here's how to cut your costs

If you get more than one prescription a month on average, you could save with a prescriptions 'season ticket' – here's how.

20 February 2024

NHS dental treatment charges in England rise by 8.5% - here's what you need to know

NHS dental treatment costs in England have risen by around 8.5% this week. It means the cost of a routine check-up has increased from £23.80 to £25.80, while more complex treatments, such as crowns, will now cost £306.80 (up from £282.80).

25 April 2023

NHS prescription costs in England to rise by 30p to £9.65 an item from April

The cost of prescription 'season tickets', which let you prepay for multiple prescriptions over a set period, is also rising.

10 March 2023

Pregnant or have a child under four? Check if you can get £17+ a month to help with food costs as over 200,000 are missing out

If you're pregnant or have a child under the age of four, and you're on a low income, you may be eligible for a Healthy Start prepaid card offering at least £4.25 a week to spend on healthy food, milk and vitamins.

2 February 2023

Revealed: Over a million people overpaid on NHS prescriptions because they didn't buy a 'season ticket'

More than one million people in England missed out on savings of around £40 in the 12 months leading up to this April because they didn't buy a prescriptions 'season ticket'. That's according to data from our Freedom of Information request.

3 January 2023

Deadline to sign up to the Government's new Healthy Start system looms, but those eligible have faced big problems applying

The existing paper vouchers are being phased out this month and families and expectant mothers must switch to the new system to continue to get help with food and milk costs.

4 March 2022

Exclusive: One million people overpaid for prescriptions because they didn't get an NHS 'season ticket' – how to cut your medical costs

More than one million people in England missed out on savings of £40 on average between April 2020 and April 2021 by failing to use a prescription 'season ticket', MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal.

21 February 2022

Get Healthy Start vouchers? You need to apply for a prepaid card to receive payments from March or you'll miss out

From 31 March NHS Healthy Start paper vouchers will no longer be issued and will instead be swapped for prepaid cards, under a new shake-up to the scheme. So, make sure you register now or you’ll miss out on payments. Here’s all you need to know.

9 February 2022

Under 26s can now get free NHS dental treatment in Scotland

Anyone aged 25 and under who is registered with a Scottish dental practice can now get free NHS treatment. The change takes force immediately and patients aren’t required to opt-in. Those who started a course of NHS treatment before their 26th birthday can also now get this for free.

25 August 2021

NHS to offer free flu jabs to all over-50s from December

The move is an attempt to combat the "twin threats" of flu and coronavirus this winter

20 November 2020