Submitted by Victoria Keillor on Sunday 11th April 2021
Published on Thursday 15th April 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Friday 15th October 2021
Current Signatures: 1,535
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Make free prescriptions available to people who suffer from IBD.
The Government should give people who suffer with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) entitlements to free prescriptions, like many others with other long term illnesses, so they do not have to pay for long-term medication.
1 in 210 (300,000) people in the UK are diagnosed with IBD, mostly before 30 years old. It is a long term condition and there is no cure. Medication is vital for managing the disease to avoid further health complications and surgical procedures. An IBD sufferer can pay for 4 or 5 prescriptions within a month, depending on the disease severity. Each prescription costs £9.35 and is rising. Free prescriptions reduces financial stresses for many with IBD and provides support to treat the illness.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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