Revealed: Over a million could have saved on prescriptions with a 'season ticket' last year

More than a million patients in England paid more than they needed to for NHS prescriptions last year and could have saved an average of over £35 by getting a 'prescription prepayment certificate', data obtained by reveals...
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  • sammyjammysammyjammy Forumite
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    Generally I find people don't care, I tell people about "savings" like this all the time, it seems to be considered being a cheapskate or something. TBH I couldn't care less if people chose to waste their money, more savings for me.

    If its people living in a bubble that don't know about such things then I have little sympathy for that, its up to people to ask and make themselves informed.
    "You've been reading SOS when it's just your clock reading 5:05 "
  • PaulShPaulSh Forumite
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    OK, so it's a certain amount of extra hassle, but if you get your regular medications prescribed two months worth at a time, by timing things correctly you can get 20 months cover by buying 4 of the 3 month certificates and only renewing them when you really need to.
  • unforeseenunforeseen Forumite
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    Depends on your CCG. Quite a few limit GPs to giving only 1 month./28 days at a time.
  • Bitlost11Bitlost11 Forumite
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    Interesting article, I've had a prepayment for years now but I thought I'd see just how much I save.
    11 items per month on repeat prescription, plus
    1 item every 2 years
    1 item every 6 months
    And usually ( same for last 3 years)
    6 items every 3/4 months ( assume 4)
    That does not include any additional visits to the doctor above my normal
    That's 152.5 items minimum per year @ £9
    I save over £1200 ...:eek::eek::eek:
    ( Unless I have the maths bit totally wrong of course)
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