Find out everything you need to know about prescriptions, including costs, whether you need to pay for your prescriptions, and how we work with the NHS.
You can get NHS prescriptions from your doctor's surgery, dentist, or some hospital departments. These can be one-off prescriptions, or a repeat prescription, where you take the same medicine over a longer period of time.
In England, your GP can send your prescription to your pharmacy electronically, so you don't have to take a paper copy of your prescription into the pharmacy. Many GP surgeries will also let you request your prescription online.
Prescriptions are free in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Prescriptions in England currently cost £8.80 for each prescription item. From 1 April 2019, the prescription cost will rise to £9.