An FMed296 form is a standard military prescription issued to a member of the Armed Forces instead of an FP10 when they're on their base. When presented to a specified Ministry of Defence (MoD) contracted high street pharmacy an invoice for services is sent directly to the MoD for payment; the patient doesn’t pay.

If the patient obtains their medication on the FMed296 from a Non-MoD contracted high street pharmacy they have to pay the full cost for each item. It’s then up to the patient to recover any costs through their military unit, please note the MoD and military medical centres will not honour invoices raised directly by a non-contracted pharmacy without prior approval.

Check what help you could get to pay for NHS costs and apply online.