Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

(asked on 6th September 2022) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending prescription charge exemptions to patients requiring lifelong medication following an organ transplant.

Answered by
Robert Jenrick Portrait
Robert Jenrick
This question was answered on 22nd September 2022

There are no current plans to review or extend the National Health Service prescription charge medical exemptions to include people who have received an organ transplant. For those ineligible for an exemption on medical grounds, arrangements are in place to assist with the affordability of prescriptions, including exemptions for which people with a long-term medical condition may already qualify. Approximately 89% of NHS prescription items are dispensed in the community free of charge.

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