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Do you have to pay for your prescriptions ?

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Andrew Report 1 Mar 2013 16:39

I still have to pay for mine, but use the prepay card, so makes it much chaeper.



KenSE Report 1 Mar 2013 16:19

Lee it is not the Government's fault it is the fact there is no English Parliament.

There was a plan to have regional parliaments but when they had a referendum about it in the North East it was rejected and so the rest of us never got to choose.


JoyBoroAngel Report 1 Mar 2013 16:13

he has a point
but i dont pay for mine due to been diabetic :-( :-(


supercrutch Report 1 Mar 2013 15:59

Welcome back Lee, another stunning post from you :-D :-D which added tremendously to the discussion.


Lee Report 1 Mar 2013 15:56

the scots the irish and the welsh don't pay for meds, then why do the English pay ? again discrimination by our goverment, if they can put it up for the English they can also abolish the charge for the English.


SheilaWestWilts Report 1 Mar 2013 15:49

I'm one of the 10% who has to pay :-(

Luckily, so far, I and OH have been healthy and I count this as a blessing :-)


ChrisofWessex Report 1 Mar 2013 15:47

Jax - it is N. Ireland - not Ireland, different country!!


Kuros Report 1 Mar 2013 15:41

Lee, the health services in Wales and England are completely separate entities governed by their respective countries, each totally independent of the other. Each makes its own rules so there's no opportunity for "racism" on the part of either.

Spot on, Roy.


jax Report 1 Mar 2013 15:34

Scotland and Ireland get them free aswell I think.

I get mine free for not being able to go out on my own, but as I normally only have one prescription every two months, its not going to break the bank.

OH had a pre payment card £100 ish a year but he has now turned 60 so he does'nt pay either


Porkie_Pie Report 1 Mar 2013 15:32

Lee, Not standing up for government but Discrimination has nothing to do with it and as for your comment "racist government" You obviously have no idea what your talking about.



InspectorGreenPen Report 1 Mar 2013 15:30

If you are on diabetic meds you can qualify for an exepmption cert which then applies to all your medication.

Apparently 90% of prescriptions are dispensed without charge anyway.


Lee Report 1 Mar 2013 15:25

Discrimination against the English by our racist governnments again as usual.


Julia Report 1 Mar 2013 15:19

I have the same amount as Supercrutch, including 2 Diabetic meds, and Morphine. I get mine free as they are age related. I am in England.

Julia in Derbyshire


supercrutch Report 1 Mar 2013 15:06

Is there a cap on the cost you have to pay?

I have 7 continuous repeat items now plus another 3 which are 'as and when needed'. I don't pay as I live in Wales.



AnnCardiff Report 1 Mar 2013 14:03

we don't pay in Wales - anyway, age-wise I wouldn't have to pay anyway


Von Report 1 Mar 2013 13:35

Dental charges going up as well. :-( :-( :-( :-( :-(


OneFootInTheGrave Report 1 Mar 2013 13:33

The cost of prescription charges in England will rise by 20p to £7.85 from 1 April, the government has announced.

Seems that with all the attention on the Eastleigh by-election this was a good time to announce this ;-)