Prescription charges

  pj123 20:01 29 Sep 2008

So, in the UK, with Northern Ireland about to scrap prescription charges the only country still charging for prescriptions will be England?

I still remember a long time ago when they were free. Then they were 10p regardless of the amount of items on the prescription.

Now the price is horrendous (£7.10 per item)

I have to say it doesn't affect me as I am 72 but I feel sorry for the younger people who can't afford that.

  laurie53 20:14 29 Sep 2008

Scotland still has prescription charges.

Removal is on the Government's "wish list" but no firm commitment.

  pj123 21:22 29 Sep 2008

laurie53, sorry yes you're right. Scotland by 2011.

  ronalddonald 21:24 29 Sep 2008

i cant c Gordie Brownie doing the same for england, since everything is heading for melt down econically in all areas of life due to a war

  MAJ 21:28 29 Sep 2008

I think they should be more in England. When the charges are abolished in N.Ireland in 2010 (half price from April 2009, I think), they should increase the price in England to make up for it.

  al's left peg 21:30 29 Sep 2008

What is your reason behind that train of thought then MAJ?

  MAJ 21:31 29 Sep 2008

Ah just, I like the sound of it, lol.

  spuds 22:34 29 Sep 2008

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  Bingalau 22:41 29 Sep 2008

MAJ must be Irish

  GRIDD 23:48 29 Sep 2008

I don't think it should be abolished.

  MAJ 23:53 29 Sep 2008

What gave me away?

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