A Freedom of Information Request by Moneysavingexpert.com found around 800,000 people are overpaying by an average of £50 a year because they do not have a prescription prepayment certificate.
Matina Loizou, Co-Chair of the Prescription Charges Coalition, has been quoted in the Telegraph: “It is unacceptable for the NHS to say they are helping by offering a discount they fail to promote.
“While prepayment certificates offer some relief to those who can afford the upfront cost, they are not widely publicized. We speak to people who are forced to choose between purchasing medicine and heating their homes: something has to change.”
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