Posts Tagged ‘Prescription charges’

NHS England plans to cut indigestion, eye drops and dandruff prescriptions

NHS England is proposing to cut free prescriptions for over-the-counter remedies such as dandruff shampoo, eye drops and indigestion tablets in an effort t...

NHS England launches prescription charge overhaul to save the NHS money

NHS England is reviewing prescription drugs with a view to saving £400m per year. The review, in April, will lead to new, national guidance that – fo...

Scrap “iniquitous” NHS prescription charges

The NHS prescription charge is ‘iniquitous’ and ‘outdated’ and should be scrapped, urges the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB). England remains...

Prescription charges to rise by 20p in England

The cost of prescription charges in England will rise by 20p to £7.85 from 1 April, the government has announced. In other parts of the UK, prescripti...

Prescription charges abolished in Scotland

Scotland has joined Northern Ireland and Wales in abolishing prescription fees - leaving England as the only part of the UK to charge for them. No one i...

Prescription charges set to increase in England

The cost of prescriptions in England will rise by 20p to £7.40 per item from 1 April, the government has announced. The move will be a blow to the BMA,...

Scotland scraps prescription charges from April

Prescriptions in Scotland will be free of charge from April 1, the Scottish Government has ruled. The Scottish Parliament’s Health Committee passed legi...

Reform exemptions to prescription charges

A wider definition of long-term conditions should be adopted when considering whether patients should be exempted from paying prescription charges, a r...

Government stalls on free prescriptions pledge

Gordon Brown is facing a backlash from charities representing up to 15 million people with long-term health conditions after it emerged a promise to give...

Free prescription review “may run out of time”

Plans to scrap prescription charges for long-term conditions may fall by the wayside in the build-up to next year's general election, an Asthma UK spokesma...

Patients not applying for free cancer drugs

Nearly two thirds of the 150,000 cancer patients in England have not applied for free prescriptions - five months after they became available. The £7.20 ...