lynzpik wrote: »
I am aware that Asda has started doing IVF drugs, but how can you find out how much they are and where to get them from?
I have looked on their online sites but can't find it!
sng165 wrote: »
Minor Ailment Scheme allows patients to obtain medication for minor ailments directly from a pharmacy without the need for a consultation with a GP, or a prescription.
Patients who are exempt from prescription charges (ie: Children / OAPs) receive the medication free,
For patients that pay for their prescriptions they will have to pay no more than a prescription charge.
The scheme covers the following conditions:Constipation, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, headache, earache/temperature, sore throat, chesty & dry coughs, nasal congestion, hay fever, oral & vaginal thrush, head lice, athletes foot, teething/mouth ulcers, bites & stings, threadworms, contact / seborrhoeic dermatitis.
Check your local NHS website (ie: Bury, PCT, Lancs) for a list of Participating Pharmacies & Participating GPs - Apparently, you just get a card from the participating GP & present it at the chemist instead of payment & providing there is no abuse of the scheme, it works OK.
Jinxed wrote: »
I'm not sure if this varies across different areas.
kevanf1 wrote: »
The system is wrong especially when you can get a perfectly healthy millionaire in Scotland, Wales or NI who can get free prescriptions.
atypical wrote: »
I assume you know about HC2 exemptions? Those who struggle to pay are able to get free prescriptions (and even help with travel costs for some) by completing a HC1 form:http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/Illorinjured/DG_10018978
The link above also lists those who are eligible for charge exemptions.
Dubyabeeay wrote: »
I apply for a 3 month Pre paid certificate ONLINE the same week that my script is due. You can state the start date on the application. A day or so after this date I go to the Chemist with my script and buy the 3 items and explain that I have a PPC en-route. They will give you a reciept (FP57 I think). When your PPC arrives (usually less than a week) take it and the reciept back to the chemist and they will repay you the charges.
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