NHS England Prescription Charges Why English Pay More

NHS England Prescription Charges Why English Pay more

NHS England Prescription Charges Why English Pay More

The cost of NHS prescriptions in England rose 25p to £7.65 on 1 April 2012

Charges for basic dental treatment rose 50p to £17.50, with rises of up to £5 for more complex work.

Doctors’ leaders say the current system is unfair and needs to be reformed in England.

NHS England Prescription Charges increase again in England, while in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland charges have already been scrapped. This is very unfair to the people of England who are actually subsidising the Welsh, Scots and Irish.

England is the only part of the UK still charging for  prescriptions after Scotland joined Northern Ireland and Wales to abolish the fees

Costs of a prescription payment certificate (PPC), which is valid for three months, will remain at £29.10 and the price of an annual PPC will be held at £104.

A BMA spokesperson said that the current system of NHS England Prescription Charges needs reforming.

It’s unfair for patients as whether you pay depends not only on what part of the UK you live in, but also on what kind of condition you have. The bureaucracy to administer the charging and exemption regime is also cumbersome and costly. The BMA believes it would be best to abolish prescription charges in England altogether.”

There is also an  increase in charges for dental treatment.

The dental charge payable for a “band 1” course of treatment – examination, diagnosis and advice, includes X-rays, a scale and polish and planning for further work if necessary – rose 50p to £17.50.

Band 2 charges, covering fillings, root canal treatment and extractions, rose by £1 to £48.

For band 3 work, such as crowns, dentures and bridges increased by £5 to £209.

Living in one part of the UK means you could be liable for lots of high charges for medicines, hospital parking, care in old age, tuition fee’s and transport.  If you go and live in Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales all this will be provided free of charge at the expense of the English people who already receive far less per head from central government than other UK residents.

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NHS England Prescription Charges

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