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Free cancer drugs scheme begins

Topic Made On: Jan 20, 2009 08:49am
Robert Cork

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Up to 150,000 cancer patients in England can now start applying for free prescriptions on the NHS.

Gordon Brown announced in September he was abolishing charges for the treatment of cancer and its effects from 1 April.

Patients can apply for five-year exemption certificates entitling them to all their NHS prescriptions free of charge, not just those for cancer.

Application forms can be collected from GP surgeries and hospital clinics.

Applications received by 24 March will be processed in time for the start of the scheme on 1 April.

More information:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7838234.stm




Replied On: Jan 20, 2009 02:09pm
Robert Cork

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I have just found some more information on the rules of the scheme:

http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/2367.aspx

Regards

Robert



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