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  • myUKinfo - All you need to know about living and working in the UK
  • myUKinfo - All you need to know about living and working in the UK
  • myUKinfo - All you need to know about living and working in the UK
  • myUKinfo - All you need to know about living and working in the UK

Prescriptions

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This section provides information on getting prescriptions in the UK.

When you go to your doctor and need any pills or other medication they will write you a prescription. You can collect your medication from any hospital, chemist, pharmacy and most large supermarkets. 

Visit the NHS website for information on medicinal prescriptions.

Prescription charges

There is a charge for obtaining a prescription in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Prescriptions are free for everyone in Wales.

There are different ways of paying for regular medicine including Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) that offer savings for people who need extensive medication.

Visit the NHS website for information on help with prescription costs.

Who is entitled to free prescriptions?

Some people automatically get free prescriptions. Certain people can get an exemption certificate to obtain free prescriptions.

To apply for a medical exemption certificate ask your doctor for Form FP92A. Your GP, hospital or service doctor will sign the form to confirm your statement.

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