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Document Where are NHS prescriptions chargeable in the UK?

Whether a charge will apply for your NHS prescription is dependent on where your prescription was prescribed and dispensed, rather than your own country of residence.
 
*If you live in Scotland or Wales, but your NHS prescriptions are prescribed in England as you're registered with an English GP, you may be able to apply for an Entitlement Certificate to exempt you from charges at a Scottish / Welsh pharmacy. Information regarding Entitlement Certificates can be found on the NHS websites of Scotland and Wales respectively.
 
If you normally live in a country whereby NHS prescriptions are usually free and you travel to England, you must ensure you pay (unless you hold an acceptable exemption) if your NHS prescription is chargeable.
 
Exemptions issued by any UK country can be used throughout the UK if charges apply.

The Isle of Man is not part of the UK, therefore, Isle of Man issued exemptions cannot be accepted within the UK.



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