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Whilst access to NHS services is normally free, you will usually have to pay a prescription charge for any medicines or devices prescribed to you.  These charges tend to go up each year and the current rate is £8.80 for each medicine or device dispensed (as at April 2018). However, you can buy a prescription prepayment certificate if you have regular medication needs, which may be cheaper for you.  People with certain long term illnesses can also apply for a medical exemption certificate which will mean that prescriptions are dispensed without charge. You can find out more about prescription charges, prepayment certificates and exemptions here.