Many skin disease patients find that they are given multiple items on their prescriptions for their treatment. The cost can soon mount up. One chronic skin disease patient found that she was paying more than £200 per month for her prescription. This was more than she spent on food! However, there is a way in which you can cut the cost of your prescriptions.
Prescription prepayment certificates (PPC) are available in England and they can save you money. The current prescription charge is £8.05 per item. A three-month PPC is £29.10. This saves you money if you need four or more items in three months. If you are resident in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland you are usually entitled to free NHS prescriptions.