Over 60s face paying for prescriptions in NHS change – who can get them for free?

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.


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