Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

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

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Photo of Conor McGinn Conor McGinn Labour, St Helens North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to add universal credit as an option on prescription exemption forms.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Work is ongoing to update the FP10 prescription form, to include a new exemption tick box for use by Universal Credit claimants, at the earliest opportunity. Any change to the form involves major system and software updates across the National Health Service to enable all the re-designed forms to be used and processed.

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