Asthma: Prescriptions

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd February 2019.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has put in place plans to support asthma sufferers with the cost of their prescriptions; and if he will make a statement.

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

The Department has extensive arrangements in place to ensure that people can access affordable prescriptions for which someone with asthma may qualify. A broad range of prescription charge exemptions are in place, and, to support those with greatest need who do not qualify for an exemption, prescription prepayment certificates are available. A holder of a 12-month certificate can get all the prescriptions they need for just £2 per week. There are no current plans to amend the list of medical conditions that provides exemption from prescription charges.

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