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Prescriptions: Universal Credit

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of the number of prescription fines issued in universal credit and legacy benefit areas.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 04 December 2018

Universal Credit and income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants, who are eligible for free National Health Service prescriptions, are both ticking exemption box K on the FP10 prescription form at present. Therefore, the NHS Business Services Authority does not have a data split that would enable such a comparative assessment to be made.

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