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Prescriptions POLL: Should free prescriptions for over 60s rise to state pension age?

The Department of Health and Social Care has had a consultation on raising the free prescription age in England. There are two potential roll out options that have been recognised, one of which would see current over 60s keeping their entitlement while those aged 59 and below will have to wait six years longer to […]

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NHS doctors to stop issuing prescriptions for 35 minor medical conditions – what are they?

THE NHS has announced plans to scrap prescriptions for 35 conditions in a bid to save the money it spends on drugs available over-the-counter . The body said it will no longer issue treatments for a range of minor conditions, such as diarrhoea, oral thrush and ailments associated with pain. Source link

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Free prescriptions: 15 groups of Britons will get help with NHS prescription costs

A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said: “The vast majority – around 89 percent – of community prescription items in England are free of charge, and people don’t pay if they are on a low income, over 60 years old, or have certain medical conditions. “The upper age exemption has not changed since […]

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Free prescriptions warning: Britons face £100 fine for falsely claiming ‘freebie’ benefit

In England, those who are over 60 are able to receive the “freebie” benefit which allows people to claim medication without paying. Comparatively, those who live in Scotland and Wales get free prescriptions no matter what age they are. While various groups are able to claim the support in England, those who put forward a […]

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Prescriptions explained: Who can qualify and claim free medication on the NHS

Currently, prescription charges have been frozen to help those who are unable to claim free medication with the cost of living crisis. While this has been welcomed by stakeholders in public health, Laura Cockram, the chair of the Prescription Charges Coalition, outlined why more needs to be done. Ms Cockram said: “We welcome the decision […]

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Free NHS prescriptions could save Britons hundreds but which 15 groups qualify?

NHS prescriptions cost £9.35 per item which soon adds up if people rely on one or more a month. Yet there are some ways to make huge savings on the cost of medication. As the cost of living crisis continues to hit peoples’ pockets, many Britons are looking for ways to slash their budgets. One […]

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Over 60s at risk of missing out on free prescriptions for YEARS amid state pension changes

For 2022, the Government announced that the cost of the average prescription charge would remain at £9.35 per item. The decision comes in the wake of the cost of living crisis which has put great pressure on older households. Reacting to the prescription freeze, Thorrun Govind, the chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s English Pharmacy […]

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Paxlovid prescriptions to treat Covid increased tenfold in U.S. since late February, Pfizer says

Paxlovid, a Pfizer’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pill, is seen manufactured in Ascoli, Italy, in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters on November 16, 2021. Pfizer | Handout | via Reuters Pfizer on Tuesday said prescriptions for its oral antiviral to treat Covid-19 have increased nearly tenfold in the U.S. since late February, as more […]

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Plans to scrap free prescriptions for over 60s still being considered – are you at risk?

NHS prescription charges for people aged 60 up to state pension age in England could still go ahead despite the cost of living crisis, Express.co.uk can confirm. The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) said a decision had not yet been made with responses to proposals to bring in the changes still being considered. While many […]

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‘Unfair!’ Outrage as free prescriptions continue in Scotland & Wales – but not in England

They added: “When people miss or delay taking essential medication, their condition deteriorates and they are more likely to rely on NHS services more, or even end up in hospital. “These are entirely avoidable admissions which cost the NHS millions, and can have damaging consequences for the patient. ​“We have recently seen that the UK […]