Prescription rise in England4th March 2011
The Department of Health has announced an increase in prescription charges of 20 pence per prescription.
This means each item will be charged at £7.40 from 1 April 2011. The DH said: "This is valuable income - equivalent to the salary costs of nearly 18,000 nurses, or 15,000 midwives, or over 3,500 hospital consultants. This income helps the NHS to maintain vital services for patients."
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Title: Prescription rise in England
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 17768
Date Added: 4th Mar 2011