Totally agree HondoGood for Scotland
What an English disgrace, I'd hate to be in a position of requiring regular multiple prescriptions, when people are at a vulnerable time, they can't afford to pay.
Yet we are told we have a free National Health Service. :crazy:
:devil: :devil:Its a joke, Cost of living keeps climbing, Average wage keeps dropping!
The cost of prescriptions in Northern Ireland is being frozen.
Prescription costs used to be linked to England, where medication now costs £7.10. Instead prescriptions will still cost £6.85 in Northern Ireland.
The move was announced by Health Minister Michael McGimpsey. He said he was considering a range of options for the future of prescription charges.
Carmel Hanna, who is on the assembly's health committee, said there should be free prescriptions in Northern Ireland.
The SDLP's Ms Hanna said: "I'm sure the department is doing the costing and the comparisons because there's a lot of money spent on administration.
"They might be better actually looking at reducing prescribing altogether, especially antibiotics and looking at using all generic medication and saving money."
Scotland has reduced the cost to £5, the first of several price drops leading to free prescriptions in 2011.
Wales introduced free prescriptions for all in April 2007.
Mr McGimpsey said: "Last year, I requested a review into the abolition of prescription charges in Northern Ireland.
"I have now received the report from the review group, and am currently considering a range of options for the future of prescription charges.
"In the interim, I can reasure the public that I have frozen prescription charges and there will be no increase at this time.
"It is vital that those who need medication aren't compelled to pay higher costs; an increase in prescription charges could deter some people from having their prescriptions dispensed, either in part or entirely."
Yup, I know the feeling super..
The poor get poorer while the rich get incredibly richer giving themselves a pat on the back for doing such a good job.
The british hate the british its as simple as that. As I've said above, they see the poor as nothing more than a work horse to fund their own lives. Thats all we are.
Have you not noticed? - They're destroying the NHS, they're destroying our livlihoods, they're destroying our ability to afford medicines or dental treatment. Do you not think they see us little people as a nuisance? - Perhaps it would be better if we simply all rotted away so they can continue to enjoy their lavish lifestyles.
Oh, wait, I forgot, by making sure we can't afford healthcare, and can't get decent healthcare which is normally free, we will! - We'll slowly start to rot away from society.
Super, it's a mass extermination of the lower class. I am not joking. This is serious. They're are trying to eradicate us from society by removing our means of survival. They don't want us to be healthy and they don't want us to afford the cost of living.
You guys may think the word extermination is strong, but look at everything that is happening around you.
It's not me to grass people off Dude, but it is infuriating.Ottoman you should grass'em up, there's too many of these wasters getting away with it :steam:
By the way do you lot realise that we in England subsidise the scottish welfare system because they dont have enough of their own income to support themselves.
There was a programme on the subject last year and thats why most English people believe they should have self rule.
Velcro-backs??I am obviously not referring to people who genuinely can claim benefits - I'm referring to the rest of the feckless ba$tards who can't be ar$ed to get a job so I (and the rest of us) pay them to sit on their backsides and then pay them again when they need a bl00dy prescription!