Help us campaign as the Prescription Charges Coalition call for exemption for long-term conditions

People with long term conditions like Fibro are still forced to pay for the prescriptions they need to stay well. We need your help to campaign for an end to this unfairness.

This week, the Prescription Charges Coalition has published a new report, called Paying the Price. We have found out that people with conditions, such as fibromyalgia, heart disease, arthritis and many others, are having to choose between food, clothing, bills or prescriptions. It is wrong that people are stopping or rationing their prescriptions because of an outdated and arbitrary system. Charging is also short-sighted as it makes it more difficult for people to manage their conditions effectively, leading to more severe health problems and extra costs to the NHS and society as a whole.

For more information on the report, see the article below:

If you live in England, please write to your MP today, asking them to call for an end to prescription charges for people with long term conditions. It only takes two minutes. With your help we can show politicians that there is widespread support for ending this injustice. To make it easy for you to email your MP, you can use the e-Action link below:

Thank you for campaigning with us!

Lindsey Middlemiss

FibroAction founder & chair

The members of the Prescription Charges Coalition are: Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome Support Group, Arthritis Care, Asthma UK Behcets Syndrome Society, British Heart Foundation, British Liver Trust, Crohn's and Colitis UK, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Diabetes UK, Disability Rights UK, FibroAction, Hughes Syndrome Association, Klinefelter’s Syndrome Association, Motor Neurone Disease Association, MS Society, National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society, National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, Parkinson’s UK, Raynaud's and Scleroderma Association, Rethink, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, The Stroke Association, Terrence Higgins Trust

9 Replies

  • The English "powers that be" need to catch up with their Welsh & Scottish counterparts to give free prescriptions all round! Apparently the majority of prescriptions handed out go to those who are exempt from charges anyway.

  • I have signed the campaign (which was easy to do) and I have sent an email to my MP (the template that was provided).

    Very Simple & took 5 minutes!!

  • Me too! :) x

  • Done - thanks for posting the link Lindsey x

  • please god help us.thanksx

  • I'm soooo lucky to live in Wales....we get free prescriptions here, but I will sign the petition for those of you who have to bear such high costs!! XXX

  • Well according to that link I don't egzist. Ah well always said people with our condition didn't realy egzist. I know I can't spell either . Sithy

  • Well according to that link I don't egzist. Ah well always said people with our condition didn't realy egzist. I know I can't spell either . Sithy

  • I done it and got a letter from my MP back the next day saying that 'there are no current plans to review the medical conditions which merit exemption' and I could buy a Pre Payment Certificate for £104 a year - which I currently do and pay by Direct debit over 10 months!! Pah!!!

    Nikki xx

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