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**BREAST SCREENING PROGRAMME - the NHS Breast screening programme will be sending out invites from the end of September 2019 to female patients aged 50-70 years old.  It is IMPORTANT that you attend this screening as it can save lives from breast cancer.  The screening can find breast cancers at an early stage when they are too small to see of feel.  For more information go to the Further Information box at the bottom right hand side of this screen and click on Breast Screening Programme 2019.**

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.


NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.00
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

 
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