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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by JANICE199, Jul 3, 2009.


  1. JANICE199

    JANICE199 PetForums VIP

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    I see there is a call once again for ALL prescription charges to be abolished.Fingers crossed it happens.Only 12% of people in Engand pay for prescriptions,i didn't know that. lol.:D:D:D
     
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    12% is that all?? i didnt know this either! They are pretty expensive arent they?!
     
  3. Ladywiccana

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    I hope they do Jan :D :D I cant afford to be ill lol, I have to pick which medicene's i need the most ive just signed up for a 3month prepaid prescription certificate, so you can bet they will abolish it now lol :smilewinkgrin:.

    Its only fair they should, as they are free in Wales & Scotland i belive, not sure about Island or the Channel Islands tho.............:smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I'm so glad I don't have to pay. I have a lot of medication so can only imagine what it would cost!
     
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    JANICE199 PetForums VIP

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    At the momment its £7.20 per item.:mad:

    LOL i got mine for the year,and i'm 60 in January when i wouldn't have to pay for them anyway. :rolleyes:
     
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    My brother has to pay for prescriptions. £8 a week for the rest of his life. The doctors will not give him 2 weeks or a months worth of medication at a time because he would then have to pay less per month! Ridiculous! :cursing:
     
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    ive never paid for a presciption :) go wales!
     
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    I would tell him to change doctors! Mine now prescribe a months worth.
     
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    He would be better of buying a prepayment card.:D:D
     
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    It's difficult for him to change doc's because he lives in the middle of nowhere and the next nearest doc's is 20 miles away! :(

    What is a prepayment card?
     
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    I would write to the practice manager then, its just wrong they should be doing this.

    I think its where you pay a one off sum and it covers all prescription charges for that time.
     
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    Its time these charges were abolished, its stupid that you have to pay £7.20 per item, more so if you're ill enough to be off work at the same time.
    Luckily the docs where I go tell you what you can buy over the counter and whether its cheaper. So only prescribes stuff that cant be bought. I curse him sometimes but hes no a bad lad really.
     
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    ouuu i hope it comes into force!! i hate going to the drs incase i have to pay to make myself better, im sure we pay national insurance for that lol
     
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    Your very welcome.:D:D
     
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    I took it for granted when i lived in Wales, but since living in Lincolnshire, i've had to pay and it's really expensive. Thankfully, i'm moving back to Wales soon :)
     
  18. Dylan & Daisy

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    Perhaps that's why it's so expensive then, given only 12% pay.

    Yes we pay National Insurance contributions to the NHS but let's be honest, it's not big bucks each pay cheque is it. All our other treatment is free....GP visits/hospital visits/surgery etc (dont shoot me LOL)
     
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    wow 12% nearly everyone i know pays except a very few who get the higher rate of working tax credit so it it free

    I totally agree everyone should get it free tho
     
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    Yep i agree i spent 5 weeks in hopsital when i was having my little boy i got way more spent on me then i couldve paid them from my national insurence payments i dont know how much it costs them per person per day But with my meds and all the tests and then my labour and after care im sure it was prob close to £20k+ for it all
     
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