Tuesday, 27 February 2018

NHS prescription charges to rise to £8.80 from April

NHS prescription charges to rise to £8.80 from April NHS prescription charges will rise by 2.3 per cent this year, the Government has today announced.

Millions of patients will have to fork out £8.80 for their prescriptions as of April 1 - up from the £8.60 they currently pay.

Campaigners have blasted the 20p jump as 'catastrophic' and warned it will place further strain for people with long-term illnesses on 'already stretched budgets'.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) revealed the news of a price hike this morning, claiming it is in line with inflation. The Daily Mail

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