prescription charge


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All were exempt from prescription charge but that status was unknown to the NHS Business Services Authority, which issues the PS100 fines after checking DWP records.
When announcing the Welsh policy initiative, the Minister for Health and Social Services referred to the considerable evidence which showed that many patients in Wales were not getting their prescriptions filled because they could not afford the prescription charge - particularly the multiple charges which applied when multiple items were prescribed at the same time.
The system of medical exemptions to the prescription charge is also criticised as being particularly confusing.
THE Scottish parliament has voted to scrap the pounds 3 NHS prescription charge. Wales and Northern Ireland have already done so.
"There are also a variety of products available to help you with your nicotine addiction such as patches, gum and tablets, for a prescription charge. If you don't pay prescription charges your treatments will be free.
The prescription charge is now five times higher than it was when a 50c charge was first introduced in 2010.
IT really makes me sigh with incredulity to hear that the prescription charge in Scotland has now been reduced to pounds 5 with the prospect of everybody there having them for free by 2011, regardless of working or not.
MPs urged the government to carry out a full-scale review to find out the cost and benefits of alternative systems - such as abolishing all of existing health charges, or abolishing the prescription charge only.
Or are they uncollected by thousands of patients unable to afford to pay the pounds 6.50 prescription charge?
Many women who need HRT, vital hormone replacement therapy, avoid it because they are having to pay twice the normal prescription charge for it.