A new NHS England campaign aims to raise awareness of prescription saving schemes.
A Prescription Prepayment Certificate will save people money if they pay for more than three items in three months, or 11 items in 12 months. The certificate covers all NHS prescriptions for a set pre-paid price, which can also be spread over 10 direct debit payments.
People on a low income could be entitled to help with costs or even free prescriptions through the low income scheme, depending on their circumstances.
The campaign is specifically targeting those living with long-term conditions as well as people living in deprived areas as data shows these populations receive significantly more prescription items than those living in less deprived areas.
For more information on Prescription Prepayment Certificates visit: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/ppc
Low income scheme eligibility checker: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/check