free prescriptions; if you live in wales...

  p;3 13:50 01 Apr 2007

google has not yet 'caught up' with the news,so I have no link to present , and I do hope this is 'for real'

but;according to the news , as from today, if you live IN Wales your prescriptions are free; if you live in the rest of the UK...dont ask..

do we all migrate to Wales now? I know of some of us who could well do WITH free scripts who at present do not 'qualify'

  rdave13 13:53 01 Apr 2007
  Kate B 13:59 01 Apr 2007

I wish it would happen here. I have two repeat prescriptions every six weeks or so ...

  Jak_1 14:00 01 Apr 2007

I have one repeat every four months and one every four weeks.

  Al94 14:13 01 Apr 2007

Do what I do, insist on a three month supply of repeat prescriptions.

  Z1100 16:03 01 Apr 2007

saves me a fortune.


  pj123 17:38 01 Apr 2007

I am 71 so I have had free prescriptions for 11 years. Obviously, I haven't kept up with the normal charges but seeing this thread has opened my eyes.

£6.85??? per item, that is scandalous. I always thought that the NI payments I was making from my salary every month was to fund the NHS.

The only time I remember paying for a prescription it was a fixed 10p?

  anskyber 17:45 01 Apr 2007

I've jst renewed my pre pay, £95.30 pa. going up from tomorrow.

  Watchful 17:59 01 Apr 2007

£6.85 per item!

  p;3 20:20 01 Apr 2007

am glad this thread's contents has been of use for at least one forum member

  Al94 20:24 01 Apr 2007

So - how is it possible in Wales - where do they get the "lost" revenue from that we seem to rely on in rest of UK?

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