The Government announced today that prescription charges in England will rise from £7.85 to £8.05 on 1st April.
Prescription charges have risen for 34 of the past 35 years. Research consistently shows 1 in 3 people who work and have a long-term condition struggle to afford their medicines. Many have to choose between paying for their medicine or household bills such as food and heating. They face medicines poverty because they have a lifelong illness they don’t want. How can this be fair? And what can be done about it? Read more Prescription charges are causing medicines poverty