How much do prescriptions cost?
The cost of an NHS prescription is £8.60 for each medicine. If your doctor prescribes more than one medication then you will need to pay £8.60 for each one. This can be expensive if you have a lot of different medications to take. You can buy pre-payment certificates, which reduce the cost of your prescriptions. You can find out more about this in the next pages.
You can buy pre-payment certificates which reduce the cost of your prescriptions.
If you have paid to see a doctor privately, and they have given you a prescription, this will cost you more than an NHS prescription. You will need to speak to your doctor about how much their prescriptions cost.