Prescription Savings????

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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QueenieQueenie Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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  • Ted_HutchinsonTed_Hutchinson
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    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Tax Credits[/font]
    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Pre-Payment Certificates[/font]
    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Low Income Scheme[/font]
    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Medical Exemption Certificates (Medex)[/font]
    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Maternity Exemption Certificates (Matex)

    These links are from the Prescription Pricing Authority website.
    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Do check the Medical exemption certificate section as you may find you could ask your doctor to sign a [/font] FP92A form on the grounds that you satisfy one the exempt conditions, this one is probably the most overlooked
    • a continuing physical disability which means the person cannot go out without the help of another person. Temporary disabilities do not count even if they last for several months.
    When I had to pay for prescriptions I realised that the tablets I was on were available in 5mg 10mg sizes and it was more cost effective to have the 10mg version and split it in half and only have a prescription every other month. This of course would depend on the nature of the prescription and how easy it was to split the pill. You can buy pill splitters which do the job neatly but some tabs are grooved and will split down the middle if you press both ends.
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  • QueenieQueenie Forumite
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    Thanks Ted, it's the Pre-payment one I think. :T
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  • BossybootsBossyboots Forumite
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    Queenie wrote:
    Thanks Ted, it's the Pre-payment one I think. :T

    I've just done this and its saving me a fortune while my medication is balanced.
  • mallardmallard Forumite
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    Prep-payments are good - have used them for years and if you are crafty can make them last longer. Available for 6 or 12 months but the year one is cheaper. When you are in the last month get a repeat prescription when you have about three weeks left to go. Then (depending what your GP is like) make an appointment for a medication review or similar on the day the pre-payment ends and get your normal prescription. If your GP is nice they might give you a longer supply. This means you can possibly get 13-14 months out of a 12 month certificate. If you have a chronic illness many GPs are understanding - its the time wasters they don't like
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