...Last month we published new research illustrating the dire consequences of prescription charges in England.
People with long-term conditions are going without their medication, or sacrificing food and other essentials in order to afford it...
...As the medical exemption list for prescription charges approaches its 50th year, we’re calling on the Government to end the injustice it causes for millions of people with long-term conditions.
..MPs need to understand that prescription charges lead to missed medications, worsening health, time off work and emergency treatment costs. With your help we can make this happen.
... prescription costs can easily become unaffordable
for those with long-term conditions, even when their condition does not prevent them from working. ...
..One reason for this is that medication is just one of a range of additional costs that those with long-term
conditions are likely to face, on top of adjustments to their home, physical aids, changes to diet
and additional over-the-counter treatments.....
...I follow a gluten free diet due to my condition and the GF food is so expensive.”...