Prescriptions to rise by 20p in England
The cost of an NHS prescription in England will increase by 20p to £8.60 from the start of April, the government has announced.
Health minister Philip Dunne said prescription charges were expected to rise “broadly in line with inflation”. Mr Dunne said the cost of prescription prepayment certificates (PPC), which save money for those who need to pay for regular NHS prescriptions in England, would not change. The three-month PPC, if you need more than three prescribed items in three months, remains at £29.10 and a 12-month PPC at £104.
The price of dental care will also increase, with the lowest-cost band one treatment rising by 90p and band three treatment increasing by £10.60. For all the details BBC News