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NHS prescription fee rise to £7.65 comes in to effect

by admin | 3rd April 2012

NHS prescription fee rise to £7.65 comes in to effect

An increase in NHS prescription charges in England of 25p to £7.65 has come into effect.

Health Minister Simon Burns outlined the changes earlier this year, and the government says exemptions mean 90% of prescription items are dispensed free.

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society campaigned for a freeze and says the rises are completely unacceptable.

Dental treatment costs will also rise. There are no prescription charges in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

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1st April 2012 – BBC News Health

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