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Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 218348, tabled on 7 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to exempt people with diagnosed long-term mental health illnesses from prescription charges.

Answered on

15 February 2019

The Department has no current plans to amend the list of medical conditions that provide exemption from National Health Service prescription charges, as extensive arrangements are in place to ensure that people, including those with mental health illnesses, can access affordable prescriptions.