Submitted by Amanda Slingsby on Sunday 30th October 2022
Published on Thursday 3rd November 2022
Current status: Closed
Closed: Wednesday 3rd May 2023
Make transplant patients eligible for free prescriptions
Transplant patients need to take several medications daily, for the rest of their lives. Transplant patients are not on the list of people eligible for free prescriptions, despite the life-saving nature of the treatment required to maintain health and functioning of patients.
The NHS facilitated nearly 4,400 transplants in 21/22. Those patients require medication to prevent rejection/complications to survive. Certain medical conditions needing continuous dressings, life-long medication to manage (diabetes, epilepsy) make a person eligible for free prescriptions, but not being a transplant patient. No clear rationale is given as to why transplant is not included; impact of not taking required medication would put further strain on NHS services and can be severe, with this population.
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