MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT: Campaign for free prescription

PUBLISHED: 13:00 14 August 2008 | UPDATED: 08:36 02 June 2010

I AM writing to support Macmillan Cancer Support s campaign for free prescriptions in England. No-one should be in a position where they can t afford to pay for prescriptions, yet for one in 10 cancer patients aged 55 and under who have to pay for their p

I AM writing to support Macmillan Cancer Support's campaign for free prescriptions in England.

No-one should be in a position where they can't afford to pay for prescriptions, yet for one in 10 cancer patients aged 55 and under who have to pay for their prescriptions, this is exactly what happens.

The Government is due to publish a consultation to review prescription charges soon, but has said it is not prepared to spend one extra penny on prescriptions. This means any reform will inevitably involve patients losing out.

I am extremely concerned this consultation will be nothing more than tinkering with an inherently unfair system.

BRIAN HEMMENT

Doddington Road

Chatteris


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