March 15th, 2016
If you regularly collect more than three prescriptions every three months, or twelve prescriptions every twelve months, then NHS prepayment certificates (PPC) could save you money on your prescriptions.
NHS prepayment certificates are available for either three month or 12 month periods. Your PPC covers all of your prescription costs including dental prescriptions. However, they can only be used for the individual named on the certificate. You cannot use a PPC for other members of your household. You also cannot use your NHS prepayment certificates for other health costs such as wigs and fabric supports.
The NHS prepayment certificates are a one off charge that cover all prescription charges, no matter how many you collect during the time that the certificate is valid. They are ideal for patients with chronic or long-term conditions that require regular and frequent prescription medications and treatments. NHS prepayment certificates are intended to minimise the financial impact of chronic or long term illnesses and conditions.
You can purchase your NHS prepayment certificates online on the NHS website. This is the quickest and easiest way to purchase for your prescription.
Alternatively, you can purchase your certificates by telephone on 0300 330 1341.
You can also apply by post. Call into any Newline Pharmacy branch to collect an application form. Our staff will be happy to help you fill in the form if you have any difficulties understanding the form. Once you have completed the form it should be sent to:
NHS Help with Health Costs
PPC Issue Office
PO Box 854
Newcastle upon Tyne
If you have any questions regarding NHS prepayment certificates then call into any Newline Pharmacy branch where our staff can answer our questions and provide further information.
Further information on NHS prepayment certificates is available on the NHS website: