Archive for January, 2009

Stop double taxing the sick

January 31, 2009

Colin Fox has sent me this letter published in the Glasgow Herald letters page this Thursday.

As the MSP who introduced the Bill to abolish NHS prescription charges to the Scottish Parliament in 2005 I am not in the least surprised by the 26% increase in the use of pre payment certificates reported in yesterday’s Herald.[Cut price prescription drugs policy ‘a success’ – 28th January]. Cutting the cost of certificates by 50% was always likely to highlight the extent to which the price was an inhibitor to treatment. (more…)

Abolish NHS Prescription Charges – Update

January 31, 2009

The Wiltshire & Swindon GMB union branch has passed a resolution which will go forward to the GMB’s national conference in June. If passed there it will commit the union to campaigning for abolition of prescription charges throughout the UK.

A similar resolution from the union UNITE’s Western Region on abolition has been passed to the union’s National Executive Committee for its consideration. (more…)