Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th December 2018.

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Photo of Peter Kyle Peter Kyle Labour, Hove

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to introduce the digitised system enabling pharmacies instantly to verify a person's entitlement to free prescriptions.

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

Real Time Exemption Checking technology, enabling pharmacies to verify a person’s entitlement to free National Health Service prescriptions, is due to be piloted in early 2019. An evaluation of this pilot will then inform next steps.

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