Friday, 17 March 2017

Prescriptions to rise by 20p in England

Prescriptions to rise by 20p in England The cost of an NHS prescription in England will increase by 20p to £8.60 from the start of April, the government has announced.

Health minister Philip Dunne said prescription charges were expected to rise "broadly in line with inflation".

In other parts of the UK, prescriptions are free.

The price of dental care will also increase, with the lowest-cost band one treatment rising by 90p and band three treatment increasing by £10.60. BBC News

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