NHS Prescription fee rises

Published on Monday, 02 April 2012 09:37
Posted by Scott Buckler

An increase in NHS prescription charges in England of 25p to £7.65 has come into effect

Health Minister Simon Burns outlined the changes earlier this year, and the government says exemptions mean 90% of prescription items are dispensed free.

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society campaigned for a freeze and says the rises are completely unacceptable.

Dental treatment costs will also rise. There are no prescription charges in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

In England, the cost of a prepaid prescription payment certificate (PPC), which is valid for three months, will remain at £29.10, while the price of an annual PPC will be held at £104.

Source: BBC News

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