PRESCRIPTIONS: Support those with asthma

On April 1, prescription charges in England will increase by 20p from £8.20 to £8.40.

A 20p increase may not seem much, but the reality is that people with asthma tell us they’ve had to choose between paying for their prescriptions and paying for food, fuel and household bills.

Any barrier to life-saving medication has the potential to put the lives of millions people with asthma at risk, and people with asthma shouldn’t be forced to pay for the prescriptions they need.

We are continuing with our campaign to put an end to prescription charges for everyone with a long-term condition as part of the Prescription Charges Coalition.

Until prescription charges are ended, we want the Government to raise awareness of schemes such as the Prescription Prepayment Certificates (PPC).

Call our expert asthma nurse Helpline on 0300 222 5800 and sign up to our free email newsletter at www.asthma.org.uk

Kay Boycott

Chief Executive

Asthma UK