Those with a continuing physical disability which prevents them going out without help from another person can get free prescriptions, as long as they have a valid medical exemption certificate.
Finally, people with certain medical conditions can get free prescriptions, according to the NHS website. These people should have credit-card-sized cards which are medical exemption certificates.
These can be issued for conditions such as cancer, a permanent fistula, diabetes insipidus or mellitus, epilepsy, hypoparathyroidism, myasthenia gravis and more.
Thankfully, there is a simple way for Britons to find out whether or not they are eligible for a free NHS prescription, as well as assistance with other NHS costs.