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Register your pharmacy to sell PPCs online

Postal prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) applications have now been replaced with an online service that enables pharmacy contractors to issue digital certificates to customers, giving them instant access to all the benefits of having a PPC.

Paper applications sent by post to the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) are no longer accepted. Instead, pharmacy contractors need to register online via the NHSBSA website.

Registering is quick and easy. As soon as you receive your password you can start submitting PPC applications online straight away.

Digital PPCs mean:

  • you can submit your customers’ PPC applications faster.
  • you can receive real-time confirmation that the application has been successful
  • you can add the PPC number and expiry date straight onto your Pharmacy Management System
  • there is no need to post PPC applications. This reduces the risk of them being lost in transit and customers receiving penalty charges

Contact Information

Kate Blush

Senior Media and Campaigns Officer

NHS Business Services Authority

Notes to editors

About the NHS Business Services Authority

The NHS Business Services Authority is a Special Health Authority and an Arm’s Length Body of the Department of Health and Social Care which provides a range of critical central services to NHS organisations, NHS contractors, patients and the public. Its purpose is to be a catalyst for better health and its vision is to be the delivery partner of choice for the NHS. For more information about the NHSBSA, please visit