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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Prescriptions

Question for Department of Health

UIN 107336, tabled on 12 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will review the list of conditions exempt from prescription charges to include systemic lupus erythematosus.

Answered on

17 October 2017

The Department currently has no plans to change the list of medical conditions which provide for exemption from prescription charges because arrangements exist to ensure that prescriptions are affordable for everyone. A broad range of prescription charge exemptions are in place for those on low incomes or receiving benefits, for which someone with a long-term condition may qualify. To support those with greatest need who do not qualify for an exemption, prescription prepayment certificates are available. A holder of a 12 month certificate can get all the prescriptions they need for just £2 per week.

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