What does the tool do?
The tool will tell you if you’re eligible for free prescriptions on the NHS by asking you questions – for example, if you have certain medical conditions, what benefits you claim and what savings and investments you have.
Even if you’re not eligible for free prescriptions, it will set out several options that could help you save on medicine costs. These include getting a ‘prescription prepayment certificate’ – effectively a season ticket that covers all your prescription costs for a set period of time – or applying for financial help based on your household income.
To check if you’re eligible for free prescriptions, try the tool here.
Despite the tool having been tested for a few months in ‘Beta’, the NHS says it’s at the stage where it’s fully functional and ready to use.