Prescription Pre-payment Certificate

Prescription Pre-payment Certificate

A certificate which may be purchased by a patient in the UK who does not qualify for a Prescription Exemption Certificate (FP92). Patients can purchase a 4- or 12-month Pre-payment Certificate if they know they will need medication, certain medical appliances and/or elastic hosiery on a regular basis.
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In a written statement to Parliament, he said the cost of a prescription pre-payment certificate (PPC) would remain unchanged.
"We have frozen the price of both the three-month and the 12-month prescription pre-payment certificate so that anyone who needs 14 or more prescription items in a year can get all the prescriptions they need for an average cost of pounds 2 per week."
A Prescription Pre-Payment Certificate (PPC) - which covers all NHS prescriptions - has dropped to pounds 38 for 12 months or pounds 13 for a four-month period.
A A PRESCRIPTION Pre-payment Certificate for four months will be reduced to pounds 17 from pounds 35.85 and for 12 months it will be cut to pounds 48 from pounds 98.70 - a saving of 51 per cent.
A SINGLE prescription is now pounds 5, down pounds 1.85, and a Prescription Pre-payment Certificate is pounds 17 for four months or pounds 48 for a year - a fall of 51 per cent.
Prescription pre-payment certificates are available, at a cost of PS29.10 for three months or PS104 for 12 months but not all patients are aware of them.
The Asthma UK survey found one in three asthmatics in England have never heard of Prescription Pre-Payment Certificates.
The Asthma UK survey found that one in three asthmatics in England have never heard of Prescription Pre-Payment Certificates (PPCs)..

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