Most adults in England have to pay prescription charges.
Some items are always free, including contraceptives and medicines prescribed for hospital inpatients.
The current prescription charge is £9.35 per item.
A prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) could save you money on NHS prescription costs:
How to place an order for a repeat prescription:
You can instruct a chemist on your behalf to order, collect and deliver medication. We do not accept repeat prescriptions over the phone. To avoid giving the wrong medication, we only accept written requests from patients, or the tick sheet given with medication.