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NHS Prescriptions

House of Lords written question – answered on 19th November 2003.

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Photo of Lord Turnberg Lord Turnberg Labour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What proportion of all prescriptions in the National Health Service are subject to charges to patients.

Photo of Lord Warner Lord Warner Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

In England, for 2002, 14 per cent of prescriptions dispensed in the community either attracted a charge at the point of dispensing, or were for patients who had bought prepayment certificates.

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