Protect free NHS prescriptions for over 60s

Continue to give free NHS prescriptions to over 60s. The Government is consulting on aligning the upper age exemption for NHS prescription charges with the State Pension age (SPA), which would render many people in their 60s ineligible.

42,211 Signatures

Status
Open
Opened
Wednesday 18th August 2021
Last 24 hours signatures
154
Signature Deadline
Friday 18th February 2022
Estimated Final Signatures: 46,034

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Recent Documents related to Protect free NHS prescriptions for over 60s

1. Protect free NHS prescriptions for over 60s
07/08/2021 - Petitions

Found: Continue to give free NHS prescriptions to over 60s. The Government is consulting on aligning the upper

2. Aligning the upper age for NHS prescription charge exemptions with the State Pension age
01/07/2021 - Department of Health and Social Care
- View source

Found: Increasing the upper age exemption for prescription charges in line with the state pension age. IA No:

3. Prescription charges
08/09/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: the National Health Service as a universal service free at the point of delivery and its belief that access

4. Pensioner benefits
27/06/2017 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Contents Summary 3 1. Background 4 1.1 The State Pension 4 1.2 Pensioner benefits 5 2. Costs and numbers

5. Full report - Investigation into penalty charge notices in healthcare
14/05/2019 - National Audit Office

Found: General Department of Health & Social Care, NHS England, NHS Business Services Authority Investigation

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Recent Speeches related to Protect free NHS prescriptions for over 60s

1. Oral Answers to Questions
29/10/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: difference between privatising the NHS, which this Conservative party would never, ever support, and using - Speech Link
2: committed to the principle of an NHS that is free at the point of use, but the NHS has, under successive Governments - Speech Link
3: there is now just a sense in the deaf community that NHS England’s commitment to the action plan is somehow - Speech Link

2. Oral Answers to Questions
26/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: Department of Health and Social Care works across government to ensure every child can have the best possible - Speech Link
2: exceptional Health Minister.May I ask the Secretary of State also to look at how we can join up services much - Speech Link
3: honourably in every sense.On the point about cross-government working, the hon. Lady is completely right. The - Speech Link

3. Asthma Outcomes
07/12/2021 - Westminster Hall

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4. Menopause (Support and Services) Bill
29/10/2021 - Commons Chamber

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5. Access to Salbutamol Inhalers
29/11/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: speaking in the debate, in line with current UK Government guidance and that of the House of Commons Commission - Speech Link
2: Asthma UK, which supports the petition and provided many of the statistics that I will reference.More than - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Protect free NHS prescriptions for over 60s
1. State Pension Age Independent Review
asked by: Baroness Burt of Solihull
06/03/2018
... that couples should be able to combine their pension savings.

2. State Pension Age Independent Review
asked by: Alex Cunningham
06/09/2017
... what the reasons are for the time taken to publish the Government's response to the Cridland review.

3. State Pension Age Independent Review
asked by: Alex Cunningham
05/09/2017
... when the Government plans to publish its response to the Cridland review.

4. State Earnings Related Pension Scheme: Widowed People
asked by: Gareth Thomas
23/03/2021
... that their survivor benefits were to be (a) reduced for the second time or (b) eliminated; and if she will make a statement.

Latest Questions

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Over 60s are generally more susceptible to health issues, and after pension age, have less money available to pay large sums for repeated prescriptions.


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