Most adults in England have to pay prescription charges.
Some items are always free, including contraceptives.
Please ask at you pharmacy for the current charges.
Patients with some conditions can apply for a medical exemption certificate. Please ask your pharmacist if you are in one of these groups.
Prescription payment certificate (PPC) could save you money on NHS prescriptions
A 3 month PPC costs £31.25
A 12 month PPC is £111.60
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website