You could save money by buying a prescription pre-payment certificate (PPC). This will cost you less if you need more than 14 prescription items per year (more than 5 in four months).
To download an application form click here: Prescription Pre-payment Form. You can pay by credit card, cheque or postal order.
You should check whether you can get free prescriptions before filling in this form. Look in leaflet HC11 (Help with Health Costs) or get the leaflet from your nearest Post Office, some pharmacies or GP surgeries.
You can also get a copy by writing to :
Department of Health
PO Box 777
LONDON SE1 6XH
For information on current prescription charges please click here
*prices correct as of 1st April 2005.