Add Sickle Cell to the Prescription Charge Exemption List

We are requesting that the inherited disease Sickle Cell Anaemia, be placed on the prescription charge exemption list as soon as possible. This will contribute to a better quality of life for people who already suffer so greatly.

18,132 Signatures

Status
Open
Opened
Thursday 17th June 2021
Last 24 hours signatures
202
Signature Deadline
Friday 17th December 2021
Estimated Final Signatures: 46,196

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Recent Documents related to Add Sickle Cell to the Prescription Charge Exemption List

1. Add Sickle Cell to the Prescription Charge Exemption List
09/06/2021 - Petitions

Found: We are requesting that the inherited disease Sickle Cell Anaemia, be placed on the prescription charge

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Found: ambitions already in practice and the programmes continue to show the impact high quality early interventions

5. Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: data report 2017 to 2018
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Recent Questions related to Add Sickle Cell to the Prescription Charge Exemption List
1. Sickle Cell Diseases: Life Expectancy
asked by: Diana Johnson
05/06/2019
... what assessment he has made of trends in the life expectancy of patients with sickle cell disease since 2000; and what steps he is taking to increase life expectancy for people suffering from that disease.

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Sickle Cell patients struggle to qualify for benefits as the requirements don't seem to cater to disabilities that the are not immediately visible. Many patients are unable to work. Paying for monthly prescriptions for the sustenance of life, causes an extra financial burden that is stressful and impacts on mental health. Sickle Cell patients were placed on the extremely vulnerable list during the pandemic. This disease is therefore very serious and should be afforded a charge exemption.


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