Prescription Charge to rise to £9.90 from 1st May 2024

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that from 1 May 2024, the NHS prescription charge will increase to £9.90 per prescription item (note: some items may incur more than one charge).
From 1 May, the cost of a three-month PPC will become £32.05, whilst a 12-month PPC is increasing to £114.50. PPCs offer savings for those needing any four or more prescription items in three months, or 12 or more items in a year.
The HRT PPC will also increase to £19.80. An up-to-date list of HRT medicines covered by the PPC is available online
For prescriptions dispensed in April 2024, the NHS prescription charge will remain at £9.65.

Date published: 8th April, 2024
Date last updated: 8th April, 2024