Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th January 2022.

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Photo of Navendu Mishra Navendu Mishra Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact on household finances in England of aligning the state pension age and free prescription age threshold; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Navendu Mishra Navendu Mishra Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to align prescription charges in England with that of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

No specific assessment has been made. However, the impact assessment which accompanied the consultation document on aligning the upper age exemption for National Health Service prescription charges with the state pension age examined a range of issues for those on lower incomes. The impact assessment is available at the following link:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/996781/impact-assessment-upper-age-prescription-exemption.pdf

There are no plans to abolish prescription charges in England, as in the devolved administrations.

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