Our wonderfully inept and unfair government has announced another increase in prescription charges in England.
From April 1, 2013, charges will rise 20 pence from £7.65 to £7.85 for each individual prescription.
Read the full story at the BBC: bbc.co.uk/news/health-21629363
However, the cost of a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) will remain at £29.10 for a three-month certificate. The cost of the annual certificate will remain at £104. PPCs offer savings for those needing four or more items in three months or 14 or more items in one year.
The Hughes Syndrome Foundation is a member of the Prescription Charges Coalition which is campaigning to end unfair prescription charges for people with long term medical conditions. Visit prescriptionchargescoalition.org.uk for more information.