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Prescription Prepayment Certificates

A Prescription Prepayment Certificates (sometimes called a PPC) lets you get as many NHS prescriptions as you need for a set price.

If you regularly pay prescription charges, a PPC could save you money. The prescription charge in England is £9.35 per item.

A PPC costs:

  • £30.25 for 3 months
  • £108.10 for 12 months

The quickest way to buy a PPC is to buy it online. Click here to buy a Prescription Prepayment Certificate: https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/buy-prescription-prepayment-certificate/start

Get a digital PPC

You can receive your PPC instantly by email. A digital certificate is better for the environment and saves time and money for the NHS.

How much you can save

Number of prescribed medicines you need each monthSaving with a 12 month PPCSaving with a 3 month PPC
2More than £115 a yearMore than £25 in 3 months
3More than £225 a yearMore than £50 in 3 months
4More than £340 a yearMore than £75 in 3 months

Claiming free Prescriptions

The NHS have made a helpful guide about who can receive free prescriptions. You can view or download the guide by clicking the download button below.

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Are you signing for free prescriptions? (easy-read guide)

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Download Are you signing for free prescriptions? (easy-read guide)

Not seeing the download link? you can view or download it by clicking here: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/resources/are-you-signing-for-free-prescriptions-easy-read-guide/

There are other ways to buy a PPC. Some pharmacies sell PPCs. Below is a list of pharmacies in Suffolk that provide this:

BARBOUR PHARMACY 119 BRAMFORD ROAD IPSWICH SUFFOLK IP1 2LW
BOOTS UK LIMITED 5 TAVERN STREET IPSWICH SUFFOLK IP1 3AA
LLOYDS PHARMACY SAINSBURYS, 40 HADLEIGH ROAD IPSWICH SUFFOLK IP2 0BX
AQUA PHARMACY UNIT 2, ATHENA HALLS DUKE STREET IPSWICH SUFFOLK IP3 0AG
LLOYDS PHARMACY SAINSBURYS, FELIXSTOWE ROAD IPSWICH SUFFOLK IP3 8TQ
LLOYDS PHARMACY ORCHARD STREET SURGERY ORCHARD STREET IPSWICH SUFFOLK IP4 2PU
RUSHMERE PHARMACY 428 WOODBRIDGE ROAD IPSWICH SUFFOLK IP4 4EL
BOOTS UK LIMITED 31 ORWELL ROAD FELIXSTOWE SUFFOLK IP11 7DD
BOOTS UK LIMITED 21 IPSWICH STREET STOWMARKET SUFFOLK IP14 1AH
BOOTS UK LIMITED STOWMARKET HEALTH CENTRE VIOLET HILL ROAD STOWMARKET SUFFOLK IP14 1NL
QUEEN STREET PHARMACY 18 QUEEN STREET SOUTHWOLD SUFFOLK IP18 6EQ
REYDON PHARMACY SOLEBAY HEALTH CTR TEAL CLOSE SOUTHWOLD SUFFOLK IP18 6GY
CUTLERS HILL PHARMACY BUNGAY ROAD HALESWORTH SUFFOLK IP19 8SG
BOOTS UK LIMITED 9 MARKET PLACE DISS SUFFOLK IP22 4AB
BOOTS UK LIMITED 29-31 KING STREET THETFORD NORFOLK IP24 2AP
BOOTS UK LIMITED 32-34 HIGH STREET BRANDON SUFFOLK IP27 0AQ
BOOTS UK LIMITED 1 BURY ROAD BRANDON SUFFOLK IP27 0BU
LLOYDS PHARMACY 27 MARKET PLACE MILDENHALL SUFFOLK IP28 7EF
STATION PHARMACY LTD UNIT 1 CATTLEPENS STATION ROAD ELMSWELL BURY ST EDMUNDS IP30 9HD
WOOLPIT MEDICAL SERVICES LTD WOOLPIT HEALTH CENTRE HEATH ROAD WOOLPIT SUFFOLK IP30 9QU
IXWORTH PHARMACY PEDDARS CLOSE IXWORTH BURY ST EDMUNDS SUFFOLK IP31 2HD
LLOYDS PHARMACY SAINSBURYS, BEDINGFELD WAY BURY ST EDMUNDS SUFFOLK IP32 7EJ
BOOTS UK LIMITED 11-13 CORNHILL BURY ST EDMUNDS

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