Friday, April 1, 2011

From today, England is the only UK country still charging for prescriptions

England now only place in UK with prescription charges

Scotland has today joined Northern Ireland and Wales in scrapping fees for prescriptions.
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It's worth noting that Scotland scrapped all prescription charges on the same day that prices of prescriptions in England have increased by 20p to £7.40.
What the heck? Why are the three other nations in the UK able to offer free prescriptions and the English the only ones forced to pay for prescriptions?


  1. You know what I think about this from previous posts and comments! Flighty xx