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NHS Prescription

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NHS dental treatment

From 24 April 2023, the NHS dental charges in England are:

  • Band 1: £25.80
  • Band 2: £70.70
  • Band 3: £306.80
  • Emergency dental treatment: £25.80
  • Regulation 11 replacement NHS dental appliances: £92.00 for one appliance or £184.00 for 2

Before 24 April 2023, the NHS dental charges were:

  • Band 1: £23.80
  • Band 2: £65.20
  • Band 3: £282.80
  • Emergency dental treatment: £23.80
  • Regulation 11 replacement NHS dental appliances: £84.80 for one appliance or £169.60 for 2

Optical

Sight test: £22.14

Sight test conducted in your home: £60.04

Optical voucher values

Your optician will advise based on the strength of your optical prescription which voucher you're entitled to receive.

Single vision

  • Voucher A - £41.70
  • Voucher B - £63.20
  • Voucher C - £92.60
  • Voucher D - £208.90

Bifocal and varifocal vouchers

  • Voucher E - £71.90
  • Voucher F - £91.20
  • Voucher G - £118.50
  • Voucher H - £229.70

Hospital eye service vouchers

  • Voucher I - £214.00
  • Voucher J - £60.75 per lens

Complex vouchers

  • Single vision - £15.55
  • Bifocal - £39.90

You can be prescribed either:

  • one optical voucher for bifocals or varifocals
  • 2 single optical vouchers to cover a pair of reading glasses and a pair of distance glasses

You must discuss which of these options is appropriate for you with your optician. 

Wigs and fabric supports

Current NHS wigs costs:

  • Stock modacrylic wig - £75.70
  • Partial human hair wig - £200.50
  • Full made to order human hair wig - £293.20

Current NHS fabric supports costs:

  • Abdominal support or spinal support - £46.30
  • Surgical brassiere - £30.70
  • Support stockings each - £9.35
  • Support stockings per pair, only available from hospitals - £18.70

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

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