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Northern Ireland to abolish prescription charges

September 29, 2008

This is from the BBC website. This will now leave England as the only country in the UK with charges.

 

 

Plans to abolish prescription charges in Northern Ireland have been announced by NI Health Minister Michael McGimpsey.

 

The cost of a prescription in NI will be reduced to £3 per prescription in January 2009 and will be free of charge by April 2010. (more…)

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Call for free prescription charges

September 2, 2008

This is an article from today’s Western Daily Press.

Trade union chiefs have thrown their weight behind a growing campaign to end a national inequality by abolishing NHS prescription charges throughout the UK.

 

Payments have already been scrapped in Wales and are being phased out in Scotland but in England some people with life-threatening illnesses still have to pay for their drugs. Now Swindon TUC has launched a website highlighting what it believes is a hugely unjust situation and is urging individuals and organisations to sign a petition. (more…)