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Key points of this subject

  1. An NHS prescription costs £8.60 for each medication.
  2. You can buy a prescription pre-payment certificate. This can reduce the costs of your prescriptions.
  3. If you receive certain benefits you are automatically entitled to free prescriptions.
  4. Some people can apply for exemption certificates, which give them free prescriptions.
  5. If you receive section 117 aftercare services your Care Co-ordinator can help you claim free prescriptions.
  6. You can apply to the NHS Low Income Scheme for help to pay for your prescriptions.

Within this subject

  1. Overview
  2. How much do prescriptions cost?
  3. Low cost and free prescriptions
  4. Exemption certificates
  5. Next steps

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