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Document Which prescriptions are automatically free of charge in England?

The following types of prescription are provided free of charge in England:
  • medication given to you to take at a hospital or an NHS Walk-in Centre
     
  • 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 or service arranged by an NHS organisation or a 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 or 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 to you, regardless of whether you have any other entitlement to help with your health costs.
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