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Document Which prescriptions are free of charge in England?

The following prescriptions are provided free of charge in England:

  • Medication given to you to take at an NHS hospital / NHS Walk-in Centre. If you're given an FP10 NHS prescription to get further medication after you leave, you'll need to pay for this unless you have a valid exemption / remission
  • Medication administered to you personally by a GP
  • Medication to treat a sexually transmissible infection (STI) supplied at an NHS trust or foundation trust, or by a service arranged by an NHS organisation / local authority under the NHS Act 2006, or supplied under a patient group direction
  • Medication to treat tuberculosis supplied by a service arranged by an NHS organisation / local authority under the NHS Act 2006, or supplied under a patient group direction
  • Medication to treat a mental disorder supplied to a person subject to a supervised community treatment order, provided by an NHS trust or foundation trust, or a service arranged by an NHS organisation under the NHS Act 2006 or under a patient group direction
  • Prescribed contraceptives

Prescriptions that fall into the above categories can be provided for free, regardless of whether you have an entitlement to help with your health costs or not.



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