Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 2nd June 2020.

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Photo of Lord Rennard Lord Rennard Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for suspending charging for prescriptions in England to assist pharmacies and patients by removing the need to collect and pay such charges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Prescription charge is a valuable source of income for the National Health Service. We have no plans to suspend them.

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