In a written statement to Parliament, he said the cost of a prescription pre-payment certificate
(PPC) would remain unchanged.
"We have frozen the price of both the three-month and the 12-month prescription pre-payment certificate
so that anyone who needs 14 or more prescription items in a year can get all the prescriptions they need for an average cost of pounds 2 per week."
A Prescription Pre-Payment Certificate
(PPC) - which covers all NHS prescriptions - has dropped to pounds 38 for 12 months or pounds 13 for a four-month period.
A A PRESCRIPTION Pre-payment Certificate
for four months will be reduced to pounds 17 from pounds 35.85 and for 12 months it will be cut to pounds 48 from pounds 98.70 - a saving of 51 per cent.
A SINGLE prescription is now pounds 5, down pounds 1.85, and a Prescription Pre-payment Certificate
is pounds 17 for four months or pounds 48 for a year - a fall of 51 per cent.
Prescription pre-payment certificates
are available, at a cost of PS29.10 for three months or PS104 for 12 months but not all patients are aware of them.
The Asthma UK survey found one in three asthmatics in England have never heard of Prescription Pre-Payment Certificates
The Asthma UK survey found that one in three asthmatics in England have never heard of Prescription Pre-Payment Certificates