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The single NHS prescription charge will increase 20p to £8.80 per item from April 1 in England, but pre-payment certificate prices will not increase.

The Department of Health and Social Care said the increase in the prescription charge is part of “£22 billion of efficiency savings to secure the best value from NHS resources and primary care must play its part.” With no increase in PPCs, but with charges for wigs and fabric supports increasing, “this means prescription charge income is expected to rise broadly in line with inflation.”

The fees with effect from April 1 will be as follows:

Prescription charges

  • single charge: £8.80;
  • 3 month PPC (no change): £29.10;
  • 12 month PPC (no change): £104.00.

Wigs and fabric supports

  • surgical bra: £28.85;
  • abdominal or spinal support: £43.60;
  • stock modacrylic wig: £71.25;
  • partial human hair wig: £188.70;
  • full bespoke human hair wig: £275.95.

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