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.
A PPC costs:
- £31.25 for 3 months
- £111.60 for 12 months
You can pay for a PPC as a one-off payment or by Direct Debit (DD).
PPC payments will show as 'NHSBSA PPC' on your bank statement.
You can also buy a PPC at some pharmacies or by calling 0300 330 1341.
In England, NHS prescriptions cost £9.65. The cost of a PPC is less than paying for your prescriptions individually if:
- 3 month PPC: you collect 4 or more prescription items within 3 months
- 12 month PPC: you collect 12 or more prescription items within 12 months
If you select a digital certificate, this will be sent to your email address immediately. If you choose a paper certificate, this can take up to 10 working days after the first payment has been collected.
Autorenewal email certificates will be sent on the certificate start date.