Prescription changes welcomed
CANCER patients will have the burden of prescription charges lifted from them soon, thanks to campaigning from Macmillan Cancer Support and your readers. At the Labour Party Conference last Tuesday (September 22), the Prime Minister announced that from ne
CANCER patients will have the burden of prescription charges lifted from them soon, thanks to campaigning from Macmillan Cancer Support and your readers.
At the Labour Party Conference last Tuesday (September 22), the Prime Minister announced that from next year there will be free prescriptions in England for cancer patients and those with long term conditions.
Macmillan has campaigned for a fairer deal on prescription charges for cancer patients since 2005, and is absolutely delighted the Government has listened to us. Cancer patients in England have been struggling to pay these unfair charges for too long, and it is great news that they will no longer face this added burden when they are living with the disease.
I would personally like to thank our supporters and your readers who wrote in to back this campaign. It is a fantastic result for people living with cancer, and must now be implemented quickly and clearly by the Government.
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