Get Your NHS Prescriptions Dispensed at Your Local Manichem Pharmacy
All Manichem pharmacies offer NHS Prescription Dispensing with the opportunity to talk to a Pharmacist discreetly about your medication and any queries or concerns you may have.
Prescription charges in the UK (Excluding Wales)
In the UK, prescriptions are charged per item. As of 1st April 2012 each item costs:
■ England - £7.65
Prescription charges in Wales.
NHS prescription charges in Wales were abolished from 1st April 2007. You are entitled to free prescriptions in Wales if you are:
■ a patient registered with a Welsh GP and you receive your prescription from a Welsh pharmacy
■ a Welsh patient who has an English GP and an entitlement card and you receive your prescriptions from a Welsh pharmacy
If you are not entitled to free prescriptions and have ongoing repeat prescriptions, a Pre-Payment Certificate (PPC) may save you money, especially if you have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months or more than 14 items in 12 months.
PPCs in England
A 3-month PPC costs £29.10 and a 12-month PPC costs £104.00.
You can purchase a PPC:
■ online at https://www.ppa.org.uk/ppa/ppcdd/patient.do
■ by phoning 0845 850 0030
■ from selected pharmacies, ask your pharmacist for more information
Ask your local Manichem Pharmacist about how you can get a PPC.
For information about managing your repeat prescriptions easily and conveniently with Manichem, click here to find out about the Manichem online Repeat Prescription service.
Many people are exempt from paying prescription charges. To qualify for free prescriptions you must be:
■ under 16
■ 16 to 18 and in full-time education
■ 60 or over
■ pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months and hold a valid exemption certificate
■ have a specified medical condition and hold a valid exemption certificate
■ have a continuing physical disability which means you cannot go out without help from another person and hold a valid exemption certificate
You will also be exempt from prescription charges if:
|■ you or your partner receive: |
■ income support
■ income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
■ income-related Employment and Support Allowance
■ Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit)
■ you are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate
■ you are named on a valid HC2 certificate
■ you are a war pensioner, the prescription is for your accepted disablement and you have a valid war pension exemption certificate