Increase in Prescription charges April 2023
The National Health Service (Charges for Drugs and Appliances) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 (‘the Amendment Regulations’) have on the 9th March 2023 laid before Parliament to increase certain National Health Service charges in England from 1st April 2023. They have applied an inflation rate of 3.21%. This year they have increased the prescription charge by 30 pence from £9.35 to £9.65 for each medicine or appliance dispensed.
3 month Prepayments certificates will increase by £1 to £31.25 and 12 month by £3.50 to £111.60.
The recently introduced HRT PPC will cost £19.30.
Charges for wigs and fabric supports will also be increased as described below:
- Single charge: £9.65
- 3-month PPC: £31.25
- 12-month PPC: £111.60
- HRT PPC: £19.30
Wigs and fabric supports
- Surgical bra: £31.70
- Abdominal or spinal support: £47.80
- Stock modacrylic wig: £78.15
- Partial human hair wig: £207.00
- Full bespoke human hair wig: £302.70