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NHS Prescription Charges

Started by: Tommy Two Stroke (9655)

"NHS prescription charges in England are to be frozen for the first time in 12 years, the government has confirmed"



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Started: 15th May 2022 at 18:12

Posted by: anniedingle (138)

That's good news .

Replied: 16th May 2022 at 15:37

Posted by: Domin0 (326)

They should be free for all the UK, or all the UK should have to pay, apart from the ones who are excempt.

Replied: 16th May 2022 at 15:51
Last edited by Domin0: 16th May 2022 at 16:40:14

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (9655)

Whupsy

Replied: 16th May 2022 at 16:24

Posted by: Pewfall (273) 

Every time i go for a prescription i am the only person i've ever seen pay for it in the last 20 years.

Replied: 16th May 2022 at 22:57

Posted by: whups (8491) 

i agree with domino that they shud be free . england are the only home nation paying for them .

Replied: 16th May 2022 at 23:52

Posted by: Owd Codger (765)

Perhaps we in England should also have a devolved parliament like they have in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in order to get free prescriptions for all.

Free prescriptions have kept the Poison Dwarf and the Scottish National Party in power for the last few years and decimated support for the Tory and Labour parties.

But, if we had a Party like Scotland and Australia with the word National in it, there would be uproar!




Replied: 17th May 2022 at 07:06
Last edited by Owd Codger: 17th May 2022 at 07:16:27

Posted by: whups (8491) 

it,s to do with the money allocated to the government . they have 2 options either use it to bring waiting times down or use it for free prescriptions . our government chose to bring waiting times down while the other home nations gave their people free prescriptions . and i,d like to know where that money went because it,s blatently obvious that it,s not been used to bring waiting times down ? .

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 11:40

Posted by: gaffer (7096) 

The Barnett formula gives Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland extra funding per person compared to England. They use part of the extra cash to provide free prescriptions.
NHS England would have to find £10 billion a year to provide free prescriptions, equivalent to 2p on income tax.

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 12:40

Posted by: whups (8491) 

wots wrong with us getting "extra cash" . it,s better than sunak writing off 4.5 billion .

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 12:46

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4774) 

WE are ,are we not living in " THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN "???
SO explain to me why the bloody hell does Scotland & Wales get FREE prescriptions Whilst England does not?????? I have sent numerous texts /e-mails /and letters to a certain Lisa Nandy anslo the other excuse for an MP .YAVONNE FOVARGUE ,,ALL to no avail ,so just what are they both doing if they do not reply to their constituents ???? GB

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 15:07

Posted by: whups (8491) 

it,s all down to the choice alan & as you know these torys dont want to give us "lower" classes anything .

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 15:13
Last edited by whups: 17th May 2022 at 15:14:53

Posted by: broady (18181) 

Do over 60’s and along list more not get free prescriptions?

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 15:20

Posted by: gaffer (7096) 

GB

The Blair government devolved certain powers to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.The NHS is one of the areas were they are responsible for running the show. They can also raise taxes within a limit set down by the UK government.

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 15:38

Posted by: Owd Codger (765)

Whups

When I was working, I came across a lot of what you call "lower" classes who had no scruples about voting Tory at election time.

Even some who were fervent Trade Unionists.

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 15:38
Last edited by Owd Codger: 17th May 2022 at 16:02:46

Posted by: ena malcup (1113) 

Some of them were 'Thatcherite' before Thatcher!

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 16:02

Posted by: Owd Codger (765)

The Council have now got a Thatcher overseeing the redevelopment of the town centre.

You can't make it up, a Labour controlled Council employing a Thatcher!

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 16:23

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4774) 

Broady/ YES to your Question if your over 60 you can get prescription free ,, Now i say at the moment ,because i have been reliably informed a certain Government want to stop this for over 60s and make it in line with the retirement age ie 67 maybe higher ?????? male's !
Personally i believe that where ever one live's in the UK everyone should be treated equally . This goes for NHS /DENTAL /glasses /prescriptions then i firmly think there would be no grounds for what we have today , (( back-biting ) one country against the other . GB

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 16:24

Posted by: Owd Codger (765)

We now have system where many elderly on pension credit with all its perks and paying no income or council tax are better off that many who worked hard all their lives, but still paying income and council tax.

Something wrong somewhere!

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 16:46

Posted by: whups (8491) 

for starters there,s some who worked on pension credit & paying nothing are they in the "something went wrong somewhere" bracket ? . and the over 60s are in for a sharp shock very soon as that law is coming in soon . it will be 67 till you get free prescriptions along with the womens pension change of 67 till you get it along with the bus pass ? .

Replied: 17th May 2022 at 17:23

 

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