The Hibbs Lupus Trust has joined together with over 30 other organisations to campaign for an end to unfair prescription charges for people with long-term medical conditions.
On 1 April 2014 prescription charges in England will be increased to £8.05 per item and to £8.25 on 1 April 2015. The Hibbs Lupus Trust believes that this is unfair for people living with long-term health conditions, who are forced to pay more to stay well.
“We have joined the Prescription Charges Coalition to campaign to abolish prescription charges for people with long-term health conditions. In the current system some health conditions qualify for exemption whilst others do not. Prescriptions are free in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Hibbs Lupus Trust believes it is time for a fair and consistent system to be put in place. We believe that patients with lupus should have fair access to medications to help with the debilitating symptoms of this incurable condition. We support the need for free access to prescriptions for patients with a long-term health condition throughout the UK and will work with the Prescription Charges Coalition to bring about a fair and consistent system.”
You can join the campaign by signing the petition at the Hibbs Lupus Trust website.