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Protect free NHS prescriptions for over 60s

Submitted by Peter Hargreaves on Saturday 7th August 2021

Published on Wednesday 18th August 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Friday 18th February 2022

Current Signatures: 963
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Government ~ Money ~ NHS ~ state pension ~ state pension age

Petition Action

Protect free NHS prescriptions for over 60s

Petition Details

Continue to give free NHS prescriptions to over 60s. The Government is consulting on aligning the upper age exemption for NHS prescription charges with the State Pension age (SPA), which would render many people in their 60s ineligible.

Additional Information

Over 60s are generally more susceptible to health issues, and after pension age, have less money available to pay large sums for repeated prescriptions.


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