Sanitary Protection: Prescriptions

Department of Health written question – answered on 24th March 2017.

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Photo of Rob Marris Rob Marris Labour, Wolverhampton South West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the annual cost of making sanitary products available on prescription.

Photo of David Mowat David Mowat The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department has made no such estimate. Products allowable on a National Health Service prescription should be for the treatment of a medical condition, which can include diagnosis and prevention. This does not include items that could be considered more appropriate for the social care of an individual, for example, incontinence pads or sanitary products.

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