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