NHS prescription charge to rise to £9 - MSE News

The NHS prescription charge in England is set to increase by 20p to £9 - but hundreds of thousands of patients could save by getting a 'prescription season ticket'...
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  • MishomeisterMishomeister Forumite
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    They could've easily reduced this charge if England did not have to subsidise the free prescriptions for Scotland and Wales!
  • pmdukpmduk Forumite
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    They could've easily reduced this charge if England did not have to subsidise the free prescriptions for Scotland and Wales!

    There's absolutely no political will in England to drop this charge, all the parties describe it as a tax on sickness in opposition, then increase the charge when in power.

    I doubt whether most MPs could tell you which conditions exempt you from paying.
  • sportsarbsportsarb Forumite
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    They could've easily reduced this charge if England did not have to subsidise the free prescriptions for Scotland and Wales!

    Westminster sets a grant for devolved regions, it’s up to devolved regions how to use it, the blame for not finding money in england is solely on the DoH and the treasury.

    Want free prescriptions? Well, what do you want to give up to pay for it?
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