Health Minister, Simon Hamilton MLA says prescription charges will NOT be reintroduced during his time as Minister
We were delighted to hear the Health Minister announce that prescription charges would not be making a return in Northern Ireland in the short term, due to a "lack of consensus" on the issue. Read the BBC news piece on this here.
This follows a very active and high profile local campaign led by the British Heart Foundation NI and MS Society NI on behalf of the Prescription Charges Coalition and Long-Term Medical Conditions Alliance NI.
The Keep Us Well campaign report, which outlines the findings of a survey of 850 people with long-term conditions in Northern Ireland, makes a powerful case for keeping prescriptions free for people with long-term conditions.
Here you'll find information about the Prescription Charges Coalition's latest activities