Prescriptions: Fees and Charges:Written question - 6074

Asked by Mrs Anne Main
(St Albans)
Asked on: 19 July 2017
Department of Health
Prescriptions: Fees and Charges
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the process is for reviewing the prescription charge exemption criteria.
Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 06 September 2017

There is no set process or timeframe for reviewing prescription charges exemptions. With a range of charge exemptions already in place, almost 90% of items prescribed are free on the National Health Service in England. Furthermore, the cost of pre-payment certificates has been frozen, ensuring people can get access to affordable prescriptions.

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