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    • Liambear88
    • By Liambear88 11th Jun 17, 1:46 PM
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    NHS Pre-Payment Card Didn't Renew - Advice?
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    • 11th Jun 17, 1:46 PM
    NHS Pre-Payment Card Didn't Renew - Advice? 11th Jun 17 at 1:46 PM
    Hi All

    Just after some advice. I had an NHS pre-payment card up until April 2016, and I thought it had auto-renewed like the year before. I have a lot of direct debits set up so just presumed it had been coming out of my account.

    I phoned up the NHS pre-payment card line and asked to cancel my card as I only get one prescription every other month now. They advised that I don't have one set up, and were "concerned" about what I had been doing up until now. I've been ticking to say that I have a card...they put me on hold but I had to cut the call short as was only on a work break. I phoned them back after work to explain the situation, and asked what I should do. The person said that there wasn't really anything they can do. I offered to backdate the card and pay the cost, but they only let you backdate 1 month, which I've done.

    I'm now very worried that I'm going to get a very very large fine.

    Any advice would be great. Thanks
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    • KxMx
    • By KxMx 11th Jun 17, 2:08 PM
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    The fine(s) would be justified, you didn't have a current PPC.

    The fine(s)would be calculated for each prescription you claimed entitlement on that is "caught". Prescription cost + up to £100 penalty.

    It is your responsibility to check, did you not notice no DD coming out of the account in over a year? That the card you had was expired/you didn't get a new one in the post?

    Afraid my advice is to pay any fines, and hope not every prescription you claimed for is caught.
    Last edited by KxMx; 11-06-2017 at 2:13 PM.
    • teddysmum
    • By teddysmum 14th Jun 17, 4:39 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 4:39 PM
    I am amazed people bother people posting on this site when they get replies like that from vvvvvvvvvvvvv - don't bother replying I wont read it nor will I reply.

    It even says against the OP that they are a new user and to give them a chance.
    Originally posted by solchain


    You must have read the post to be able to comment on it.


    However, VVVVV was only commenting on the (unfair) fact that prescriptions are free in Scotland.
    • dippy3103
    • By dippy3103 14th Jun 17, 5:47 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 5:47 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 5:47 PM
    You must have read the post to be able to comment on it.


    However, VVVVV was only commenting on the (unfair) fact that prescriptions are free in Scotland.
    Originally posted by teddysmum
    I read it as a comment on the disparity too.

    I pay my PPC via d/d too. I also have to either produce the card or remind them of my expiry date every time I pick up a prescription. When mine renewed I got a letter telling me auto renew and then the card after the first payment taken
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