Millions of over 60s face struggle if NHS prescriptions are axed – how to get them free

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Millions of over 60s face struggle if NHS prescriptions are axed – how to get them free

While these groups can get their prescriptions for free, there are other ways to make savings if people aren’t eligible.People can buy a Prepayment

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While these groups can get their prescriptions for free, there are other ways to make savings if people aren’t eligible.

People can buy a Prepayment Certificate (PPC) which costs £108.10 for the year and could help people save a packet depending on how many prescriptions they usually get per month.

However, public awareness about the prescription certificate is low with just over a quarter (27 percent) of people needing more than 12 regular prescriptions per year between the ages of 55 and 59 knowing about it.

It could be worth investing in one as prescription costs could soon rise to £13 per item if current trends continue.

That’s according to a damning new report from NHS healthcare provider Chemist4U.



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