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NHS prescription costs in England to rise from May – check if you can save now

The charge for a single item will increase by 25p to £9.90 from Wednesday 1 May, the Government has confirmed. If you regularly pay for prescriptions, check if you can save by buying a prepayment certificate now.

5 April 2024

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 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

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

NHS prescription costs frozen in England for the first time in 12 years – here are all the details and how to save on your medicine bills

NHS prescription costs will remain frozen at £9.35 an item for the next 12 months. This is welcome news for many but remember to check if you qualify for free prescriptions or if you can save money with a prescription 'season ticket'. See below for more details.

17 May 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

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

NHS prescription charge to rise to £9.15

The NHS prescription charge in England is set to increase by 15p to £9.15 from April

4 March 2020

April price rises have kicked in - act now to beat the hikes

A new wave of price hikes hit today, from council tax and prescriptions to energy and broadband - and while you can't stop the rises, there are still plenty of ways to cut these bills

1 April 2019

NHS prescription charge to rise to £9

The NHS prescription charge in England is set to increase by 20p to £9 – but hundreds of thousands of patients could save by getting a 'prescription season ticket'

21 February 2019