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Help with Prescription Costs.
You can get free NHS prescriptions if, at the time the prescription is dispensed, you:
NHS Prescription Dispensing.
Prestbury Village Pharmacy dispenses NHS prescriptions written by doctors, nurses and dentists. The current prescription charge is £9.35 (as of April 2021) per item. This is a levy we collect on behalf of the government.
Private prescriptions are prescriptions which are funded by the patient, rather than by the NHS.
This means that the cost of the prescription reflects the cost of the medicine. This means that sometimes it can be cheaper than the NHS charge, or considerably higher depending on which drugs you have been prescribed.
Charges vary from pharmacy to pharmacy. We always aim to provide our patients with the best service so give us a call and see if we can help you save money.
If you know you’ll have to pay for a lot of NHS prescriptions it may be cheaper to buy a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) – effectively a prescription 'season ticket'. A PPC covers you for all of your own NHS prescriptions, including dental prescriptions, no matter how many items you need.
There are two PPC options to choose from:
To buy a card online please click this link https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/buy-