Hey everyone, happy new year to you all.
Just writing to see how everyone is affected by the NHS prescription charges if you are asthmatic. I found out back in November that I would have to pay for my prescriptions as I had celebrated my 19th Birthday. I have several medications that I have to take daily for my asthma which was significantly out of control during the last two years resulting in me resitting my final year of A-Levels. Luckily I managed to apply for free prescriptions due to been in full time education still but at over £30 per month I was and still am outraged by the fact that as asthmatics, we have to pay for our prescriptions that, lets face it, help to keep us alive. Yet the government fails to recognize Asthma as a life-threatening illness and is ""just asthma"" as I hear many people say. But I believe it is now the time to speak out and as part of Asthma UK's campaign, I believe that we should start a petition for free prescriptions for asthmatics and outline the dangers of asthma to those not convinced.
If you too suffer from high or even low prescription charges please let me know how you manage and if there is sufficient support in place because as of yet I have not seen any and would be grateful for any feedback.
Thanks and take care this winter