As many of you will know, on 1st April 2016, the cost of prescriptions in England is increasing to £8.40 per item. For many people with Parkinson’s, this will have a serious financial impact.
We don't believe it's fair that people with certain conditions get free prescriptions, while others (including Parkinson's) don't. We believe everyone with a long term condition should get their medication for free.
The Policy and Campaigns team are tackling this issue by asking the Government to make people with Parkinson's exempt from paying for their prescriptions. In order to make this case as powerful as possible we need examples of how prescription charges affect people.
- Do you struggled to afford your medication?
- Have you ever skipped taking some of your medication because you couldn't afford your next prescription? If so, tell us the consequences.
We know that 1 in 3 people in England with a long-term condition have not collected items due to the cost, and many cut down their dosage to save money. It’s clear this has an impact on their quality of life, and often the results to their health can be extreme.
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