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Prescription Charges and Exemptions

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successiveGovernments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who canafford to pay for their medicines.  Prescription prepaymentcertificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensivemedication.

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

 
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