The NHS prescription charge is reviewed annually with changes usually made in April, but this year the Government has yet to conclude consideration of any future increases to prescription charges. The charges will therefore not be uplifted on 1 April 2022 while further consideration is given.
- For prescriptions dispensed in April 2022, NHS prescription charges will remain at £9.35 per item.
- The cost of Prescription Pre-payment Certificates (PPCs) will also remain unchanged for April 2022.
- A decision is yet to be reached on prescription charges and the cost of PPCs from May 2022 onwards