Sticky Blood-Hughes Syndrome Support

Sign the Prescription Charges Campaign petition to make the prescription charges system in England fairer

The Hughes Syndrome Foundation has been a member of the Prescription Charges Coalition since its inception back in June 2010 and we are asking you to join us by signing this petition:

After much lobbying by 30 charities, headed by Asthma UK, we are still trying to get a fairer system in place or, at least reduced pre-payment certificates. There is no way the English government will allow for free prescriptions.

For a full run down of the situation, please visit:

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I live in Wales and I don't believe prescriptions should be free I think £ 5.00 for all your monthly medication and then everyone get's a chance but you see people stashing boxes of medication that they take but never use Doctors letting patients have 100 Paracetamol when they are just a few pennies to buy such a waste It should be all or nothing it's just not good enough either all free or all pay


i dont pay for mine as i have some many to take if i had to pay each month it would be £140+ more than i get in pay, if we had to pay £5 towards the cost i would do it


I have had to pay for my prescriptions since the age of 16 - if I didn't have a the pre-payment certificate, I dread to think how much they would all cost. However, the Coalition Again the Charges is trying to either reduce the £10.80 we pay per month or freeze it. Also, a lot of people don't know about the pre-payment certificate and are paying over £60 per prescription. The idea is to raise awareness of it to help working people.


I've just signed. I think there should be equality so that anyone with a long-term condition requiring medication should be treated equally. Why is insulin prescription free but not warfarin or low molecular weight heparin? They should be the same.


Exactly! The current strange list of exemptions was drawn up in the 1960s - this is an outdated tool to measure illness and exemptions by. I think the government is scared to tackle it as it will open a can on worms ...


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