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jacqs62

  3 months ago

Pre-payment prescriptions
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I have just bought a 3 monty pre payment prescription certificate for just over £30.and the site has reminded me that as I am 59 , when I get to 60 in December I can get them for free.
.Bitter sweet information that is. :-)
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Brucie

  3 months ago
It surprises me that £30 every few months is cost effective for the NHS to administer. There is a lot of bureaucracy involved in checking eligibility, collecting payment, issuing certificates etc.
The current charge in England is £9.35 per item.
Neil has five items each month, I get seven every 2 or three months. I’m sure there are people on far more than us.
No wonder people are having to prioritise what medications they can afford to take.
I’m so glad we are in Scotland without this worry.
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PoohBah

  3 months ago
I have not been paying since before I was 60, as diabetes qualifies for free prescriptions. My nephew's wife — who has had a kidney transplant — isn't exempt, and has to pay for her anti-rejection medication prescriptions, even though it is essential to her survival. Not the fault of this Government — it has been that way for many years — but if you can explain the logic I should love to hear it, for it baffles both me and my MP who investigated the matter for me.
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spartan3002

  3 months ago
Very true Jacqs , and you can get them delivered too ;)
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rosemary-charles

  3 months ago
As I'm 70 mine have been free for quite while hun although I'm not on a lot of meds
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H7551940

  3 months ago
I hate age related things like that!
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Mark_W

  3 months ago
I thought that ‘benefit’ was changing in April?
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Treasure585

  3 months ago
'Every cloud ...' as they say!
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Chris563

  3 months ago
In Scotland it is free anyway.
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Brucie

  3 months ago
It’s like the free tv licence. They scrapped it 2 months before Neil would have been entitled to it :(
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CathHMN

  3 months ago
There is a lot of speculation that the age limit for free prescriptions (and the free bus pass) will be changed to the state pension age.
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