Prescription Savings Campaign

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Did you know that you could save money on your prescriptions if you are on a low income or have a long-term condition?

Ahead of Summer 2024, The North Arden PCN is looking at how we can best support our patients and communities in light of the rising cost of living. This includes Informing you of the latest money saving campaigns in relation to your health and welfare.

A new NHS England campaign has been launched which aims to raise awareness of the two prescription money saving schemes available to patients:

  • The Prescription Prepayment Certificate, and
  • The Low Income Scheme

If you live with a long-term condition, you may be able to save money on your prescriptions via a Prescription Prepayment Certificate. This will save you money if you pay for more than three items in three months, or 11 items in 12 months. The certificate covers all NHS prescriptions for a set pre-paid price, which can also be spread over 10 direct debit payments.

The campaign is specifically targeting those living with long-term conditions; particularly those living with the following conditions:

  • Sickle cell
  • Asthma
  • MND
  • HIV
  • Parkinson’s
  • MS

The campaign is also targeted at people living in deprived areas or on low-income as data shows these populations receive significantly more prescription items than those living in less deprived areas.

A Healthwatch poll also found that one in ten (10%) people have avoided taking up one or more NHS prescriptions because of the cost, due to the cost-of-living crisis.

If you are on a low income, you could be entitled to help with costs or even free prescriptions through the low-income scheme, depending on your circumstances.

To find out more about Prescription Prepayment Certificates or check if you’re eligible for help with prescription costs by using the online eligibility checker please click on the links below. It only takes a few minutes.