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    Free Prescriptions for some!!

    Just wonder what you all think about this only applying to Wales from today.
    Can any of you HDer's think of any ways the rest of us can get this great deal:-(

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    think the nearest would be the pre paid certificate

    disease

    Just wonder what you all think about this only applying to Wales from … Just wonder what you all think about this only applying to Wales from today. Can any of you HDer's think of any ways the rest of us can get this great deal:-(


    Change your GP to one in Wales,or perish the thought,move there.:whistling:

    You live not too far from me vinylandtrinkets.... Am chuffed the prescriptions are free now :-D my asthma costs a bomb!

    totally agree Lulu'sMammy - Athsma is a life threatening condition like diabetes, however, unlike diabetes we've always had to pay for our medication - never seemed fair...... until now!!!!!!! Yay!

    I had a prescription to pick up on Saturday, but was told at Tesco, that if I waited til Sunday/Monday, it would be free - £9 saved!!!! yak yak!

    jayhab

    totally agree Lulu'sMammy - Athsma is a life threatening condition like … totally agree Lulu'sMammy - Athsma is a life threatening condition like diabetes, however, unlike diabetes we've always had to pay for our medication - never seemed fair...... until now!!!!!!! Yay!I had a prescription to pick up on Saturday, but was told at Tesco, that if I waited til Sunday/Monday, it would be free - £9 saved!!!! yak yak!



    I have really severe asthma (Second worst in the UK supposedly) and I will still have to pay for my prescriptions. I get the prepayment certificate which costs me just over £90 a year - saves me a lot but still a lot to spend, especially for someone who cant work because of illness.....

    kelly_o_fanatic

    I have really severe asthma (Second worst in the UK supposedly) and I … I have really severe asthma (Second worst in the UK supposedly) and I will still have to pay for my prescriptions. I get the prepayment certificate which costs me just over £90 a year - saves me a lot but still a lot to spend, especially for someone who cant work because of illness.....



    so if you dont work why do you have to pay for prescriptions? dont you receive any benefits?

    loupomm

    so if you dont work why do you have to pay for prescriptions? dont you … so if you dont work why do you have to pay for prescriptions? dont you receive any benefits?



    Yes but none of the ones that get you free prescriptions, only claim DLA (And only just started claiming that!)

    Because of my age I have been ill most of my life and therefore have never had a job (preventing me from claiming some benefits)

    kelly_o_fanatic

    I have really severe asthma (Second worst in the UK supposedly) and I … I have really severe asthma (Second worst in the UK supposedly) and I will still have to pay for my prescriptions. I get the prepayment certificate which costs me just over £90 a year - saves me a lot but still a lot to spend, especially for someone who cant work because of illness.....



    Second worst Athsma in the whole of the UK!! - I guess that's a bit like being the second man on the moon, always the bridesmaid, never the bride!!!!
    :-D

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    Anyone at uni is stuffed as well, unless they choose to go to one in Wales. IMHO I think that anyone on a low income should be entitled to free medication no matter where they live, as we are supposed to be a 'United Kingdom'.

    Nobody with a really bad health problem should have to worry about how they can finance treating it. :-(

    jayhab

    Second worst Athsma in the whole of the UK!! - I guess that's a bit like … Second worst Athsma in the whole of the UK!! - I guess that's a bit like being the second man on the moon, always the bridesmaid, never the bride!!!!:-D



    :giggle: Well that was about a year ago, and mine has gotten worse since then, so who knows

    Cant complain really, at one point the hospital paid £20,000 for one injection for me - I had to have 2 a fortnight (one in each arm) The drug wasnt licensed in UK, only in america, so they had to get special permission and everything

    Had it about 6 times but was allergic, each time the reaction got worse until I ended up unconcious.....we decided to stop it after that...

    kelly_o_fanatic

    :giggle: Well that was about a year ago, and mine has gotten worse since … :giggle: Well that was about a year ago, and mine has gotten worse since then, so who knows :)Cant complain really, at one point the hospital paid £20,000 for one injection for me - I had to have 2 a fortnight (one in each arm) The drug wasnt licensed in UK, only in america, so they had to get special permission and everythingHad it about 6 times but was allergic, each time the reaction got worse until I ended up unconcious.....we decided to stop it after that...



    Now you're just showing off!
    :giggle:

    jayhab

    Now you're just showing off!:giggle:



    :giggle: Well it makes a change to be able to show off about my health, usually it just shows me up!

    disease

    Just wonder what you all think about this only applying to Wales from … Just wonder what you all think about this only applying to Wales from today. Can any of you HDer's think of any ways the rest of us can get this great deal:-(



    its been free perscriptions in wales for a while

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    geek grrrl

    its been free perscriptions in wales for a while



    The new free for everyone came in on 1st April
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    vinylandtrinkets

    im sorry to hear you have such bad asthma, thankfully i grew out of mine … im sorry to hear you have such bad asthma, thankfully i grew out of mine when i was about 16, but my son has it now and im dreading the day he has a bad attack:-( i am disgusted you cant get free prescriptions as you've not paid enough NI.i know this is none of my business but speak to the DSS cos im sure there must be something you can claim to help with the cost.



    Well I am just glad that I can get the prepayment certificate, costs me as much for that as it would in about 3 weeks of prescriptions (probably 2 but I am being generous!)

    I am lucky because my dad earns enough to support me, and my parents are really good about it. I do what I can around the house and am also my mums main carer (have been since I was 11) but not expected to pay anything towards rent or anything (I pay for taxis to all my hospital appointments though, which usually costs more each week than my DLA.....)

    I believe if you are over 60 you already get free prescriptions and before anyone says how unfair there are now free prescriptions in Wales its worth remembering they have longer waiting lists for treatment than England.

    Pros and cons to everything, susidise prescriptions or invest more in reducing waiting lists...

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    kelly_o_fanatic

    (I pay for taxis to all my hospital appointments though, which usually … (I pay for taxis to all my hospital appointments though, which usually costs more each week than my DLA.....)



    I used to work in a hospital many years ago & lots of people used to get their taxis paid. I've found this which may be of interest - not just for pensioners
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    Also found this which relates to Camden, but some of the sites may be useful too
    ]http//ww…all:thumbsup:

    Can get transport paid, but its bus or train not taxi - and I am not safe on either of those. I could probably get an ambulance, but I would rather those went to people who need them more than me for now I have savings I can use

    Thanks for trying to help though, some rep on the way (or not - You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to disease again.)

    Original Poster

    I know some councils operate a discount scheme for taxis if you meet certain criteria - might be worth enquiring.:idea:

    I will do, but my local council isnt very good about that sort of thing.

    All of your help is greatly appreciated
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