Well, what a load of you know whats!! Prescription charges now £7.85 per item for England whilst they are free in Wales and Scotland (and also NI I understand). I thought we were all one country, i.e. the UK, so why is England singled out to pay these charges. Luckily I am over 60 so mine are free, but if I was under 60 as many are, I would struggle to afford my 4 monthly medicines that my GP has prescribed - and these are for life, not just for a month or two until the condition goes away!
I am disgusted and have been on the government e-petition site to find there is a petition there with only 7 signatures (8 now that I've signed it) to ask for free prescriptions.
I hope NRAS is working on persuading the government to do something - at least for people with long term conditions and those that need several medications.
This really winds me up and is no good for my RA !! (just joking, I can calm down quite easily if I take my blood pressure pills that luckily are free to me)