NHS Prescriptions, Pre Pay £29.10 for 3 months or £104 for 12 months
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NHS Prescriptions, Pre Pay £29.10 for 3 months or £104 for 12 months

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Found 11th Sep 2012
I have an operation coming up.
Because I live in England and have a fulltime job, I just had to pay for four prescriptions, came to around £31.
I was told by the chemist that if I sign up for the prepay card I can get two pounds back, via refunded reciept and any other prescriptions I need in the next three months (including dentists presciriptions) will be free.
Seems pretty cool to me.
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Move to Scotland and you can get them for FREE!!!!
You need the correct receipt though, its always worth getting one. Just had 4 prescriptions in about a fortnight, but was only expecting one. So now always get the receipts
Bloody heck over £7 for a prescription, that's a joke.
we use this all the time as hubby has 4 different prescriptions that he needs every 8 weeks so it saves us a fortune
misszuzu

Move to Scotland and you can get them for FREE!!!!



or Wales
look after yourself a bit more and you wont need them
flylife

look after yourself a bit more and you wont need them



Does this apply to genetically obtained illnesses too?
martynkenyon

A joke considering lazy unemployed **** get them for free.


I'm unemployed and can't work through chronic illness. Wish everyone would stop this attitude sometimes. Makes us feel like some sort of burden to people. People never seem to see the other side of it, that some people just can't work through illness.
Edited by: "Caskey" 11th Sep 2012
martynkenyon

Does this apply to genetically obtained illnesses too?



No, cos this is ....
It's actually £7.65 per prescription.
flylife

look after yourself a bit more and you wont need them



I think I do look after myself. I eat quite healthily, don't have loads of alcohol and exercise a fair bit in the week.......but it didn't stop me getting Osteoporosis in my spine. I am only 42 and now on tablets for life. Was that my fault.
If you regularly have more than 2 items a month this is well worth doing. You can pay direct debit for the annual version over 10 months. You MUST get an NHS receipt for your prescriptions between ordering the card and when it arrives to be able to claim the money back. An NHS receipt, NOT a till receipt. You will need to ask the pharmacist for this (preferably when you put you prescription in to be dispensed).

If you are buying a prepayment card to cover the cost of a large prescription ensure you order it on the day you have ad the large Rx and make sure you have the NHS receipt so you can claim it back. The pharmacy can only refund if the card start date is before or on the date on your NHS receipt.

I must say, hats off to the OPs pharmacist.. a lot of pharmacy teams don't highlight these as it loses revenue for the pharmacy... I worked in pharmacy for a long time before getting fed up of swine flu, nits and verrucas!
Move to the UK and get everything for free..
Caskey

I'm unemployed and can't work through chronic illness. Wish everyone … I'm unemployed and can't work through chronic illness. Wish everyone would stop this attitude sometimes. Makes us feel like some sort of burden to people. People never seem to see the other side of it, that some people just can't work through illness.



I have a chronic illness that was definitely not my fault, just the way I was made... I don't get free meds as I work... sometimes the system sucks!
I'm from Scotland and I think it's outrageous that we don't pay for prescriptions here!!! One rule should apply to all!!
Caskey

I'm unemployed and can't work through chronic illness. Wish everyone … I'm unemployed and can't work through chronic illness. Wish everyone would stop this attitude sometimes. Makes us feel like some sort of burden to people. People never seem to see the other side of it, that some people just can't work through illness.



I did say lazy. I didn't say disabled.
Wow what absolute sick comments when sometimes Its unavoidable. I had an op few years back that required the hole they cut to heal from the inside out. It had to be packet with some stuff that contained silver and gold . It was a godsend to have this
Caskey

I'm unemployed and can't work through chronic illness. Wish everyone … I'm unemployed and can't work through chronic illness. Wish everyone would stop this attitude sometimes. Makes us feel like some sort of burden to people. People never seem to see the other side of it, that some people just can't work through illness.


can afford broadband = can afford to pay for prescriptions same as everyone else imo all a question of priorities
should be free for all especially those paying for the system .... bit like how doctors appointments should be prioritised to ensure those paying for the upkeep of the nhs who are off sick or need attention get priority to enable them to get back to work to continue to prop up the system
Gball

I'm from Scotland and I think it's outrageous that we don't pay for … I'm from Scotland and I think it's outrageous that we don't pay for prescriptions here!!! One rule should apply to all!!


its not just scotland though who are entitled to the freebies !
trimm trab

can afford broadband = can afford to pay for prescriptions same as … can afford broadband = can afford to pay for prescriptions same as everyone else imo all a question of priorities



They never questioned paying for prescriptions or broadband, mearly replying to a comment about unemployed people being lazy.

Personally I don't mind paying for prescriptions, it's my health after all and a prescription is a cheap way of making me feel better. If I can save a few quid then I'd be up for it, but "touchwood" I'm in reasonable health and the offer wouldn't be a benefit to me. Good offer in my opinion, heat added.
misszuzu

Move to Scotland and you can get them for FREE!!!!



Is it wrong of me to say that I hope the Scotland people vote for Independence? That way it won't matter that they give Uni places and prescriptions etc for free.
Just to add you can get an exemption from prescription charges if a person has a ''continuing physical disability that prevents the person from going out without help from another person. Temporary disabilities do not count even if they last for several months.....To apply for a MedEx certificate ask your doctor for an FP92A form. Your GP, hospital or service doctor will sign the form to confirm that your statement is correct. At your GP's discretion, a member of the practice who has access to your medical records can also sign the form.''

Medical exemption Certificates

This can be useful for someone with a severe chronic illness not elsewhere specified. My GP was unaware of this provision, but was happy to complete the form for me.
silo

They never questioned paying for prescriptions or broadband, mearly … They never questioned paying for prescriptions or broadband, mearly replying to a comment about unemployed people being lazy.



Cheers mate, you saved me from saying it myself.
just have to clarify that not all unemployed people get free prescriptions or dental care or glasses.It all depends on the type of benefit you are claiming
flylife

look after yourself a bit more and you wont need them



You are a right idiot aren't you.
Babsy Baby

I think I do look after myself. I eat quite healthily, don't have loads … I think I do look after myself. I eat quite healthily, don't have loads of alcohol and exercise a fair bit in the week.......but it didn't stop me getting Osteoporosis in my spine. I am only 42 and now on tablets for life. Was that my fault.


my husband has always looked after himself,but his father died at 58 due to heart disease,so he has inherited it,needs 3 lots of tablets a month,recommend this scheme,totally agree,its not fair when those people who choose not to work,dont have to pay,even when he was unemployed,i worked,so still had to pay!
iand123

Is it wrong of me to say that I hope the Scotland people vote for … Is it wrong of me to say that I hope the Scotland people vote for Independence? That way it won't matter that they give Uni places and prescriptions etc for free.



We are actually Scottish and YES lets hope that we all for independance.
Not an offer, normal price, cold
Banned
A lot of people also don't realise if you are on a lowish income you can either get free or reduced presciptions/dental treatment etc by completing a HC1 form.
I do hiking, long distance walking, 3miles running daily and swimming and i don't drink, smoke or eat fatty food( red meat,chocolate,cake etc) but i have long term illness that i have to take 5 different meds a day.
Thanks to the prepay card which saves me a fortune.

I did wonder why my healthy life style leads me to probably one of the most unhealthy of all. Life is never fair. :-(
martynkenyon

I did say lazy. I didn't say disabled.



Well thanks to the current government and the dailymail us disabled are also lazy people
Ow, I'd have to think about this. Ideally, I'd like everyone to get free prescriptions.
Caskey

I'm unemployed and can't work through chronic illness. Wish everyone … I'm unemployed and can't work through chronic illness. Wish everyone would stop this attitude sometimes. Makes us feel like some sort of burden to people. People never seem to see the other side of it, that some people just can't work through illness.



Amen!

the prescription charge is not revenue - it all goes straight to the taxman - the service of taking in the £7.65 in and any credit card fees the pharmacy incurs [2.5%?] are out of the pharmacy pocket

xmrsfx

If you regularly have more than 2 items a month this is well worth doing. … If you regularly have more than 2 items a month this is well worth doing. You can pay direct debit for the annual version over 10 months. You MUST get an NHS receipt for your prescriptions between ordering the card and when it arrives to be able to claim the money back. An NHS receipt, NOT a till receipt. You will need to ask the pharmacist for this (preferably when you put you prescription in to be dispensed).If you are buying a prepayment card to cover the cost of a large prescription ensure you order it on the day you have ad the large Rx and make sure you have the NHS receipt so you can claim it back. The pharmacy can only refund if the card start date is before or on the date on your NHS receipt.I must say, hats off to the OPs pharmacist.. a lot of pharmacy teams don't highlight these as it loses revenue for the pharmacy... I worked in pharmacy for a long time before getting fed up of swine flu, nits and verrucas!

Caskey

I'm unemployed and can't work through chronic illness. Wish everyone … I'm unemployed and can't work through chronic illness. Wish everyone would stop this attitude sometimes. Makes us feel like some sort of burden to people. People never seem to see the other side of it, that some people just can't work through illness.



I don't doubt for one moment there are genuine people out there who want to work but can't. I am equally sure that there are people who suffer daily and need support from the state.

It must make you angry about the amount of people this country has who just take advantage of the system. It is those people that create the negative attitude of society. I see many in my area who won't work and we pay them for the privilege! Disgusting!!!!

I have been unemployed before and found it hard to get work. Good luck to all those trying at the moment!
Edited by: "thearbiter65" 12th Sep 2012
Yoda123

It's actually £7.65 per prescription.



It's per item on the prescription. So if like me, you have 2 lots of medication it would be £15.30.
jb66

Bloody heck over £7 for a prescription, that's a joke.



When you consider the price of the drug I dont think it is. Eg many inhaler cost around £70, Lenolidamide capsules are £3500 to £5000 for a months supply! £7.85 is a HUKD
iand123

Is it wrong of me to say that I hope the Scotland people vote for … Is it wrong of me to say that I hope the Scotland people vote for Independence? That way it won't matter that they give Uni places and prescriptions etc for free.



I will be voting for independence too, and I am Scottish. We would be far better off as an independent country because we will no longer be forced to give up most of our wealth to Westminster.

If you doubt this, just think about who is for Scottish independence and who is against it. All of the major English parties are against it, and the Scottish National Party are for it.

Never make the mistake that it's the other way around!
If you know you are going to get a prescription or have picked one up from Drs,before you take it to chemists,you can apply online for a pre payment certificate then you dont need to bother with receipts and back claiming ,,just make a note of your prepayment number and if asked at chemists,,give them the number
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