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Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of NHS prescription items attracted a charge in each of the last three years. (301066)

Information on the number and percentage of prescription items attracting a charge is set out on page 25 of the NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care’s “Prescriptions Dispensed in the Community: Statistics for 1998 to 2008: England”, available at:

www.ic.nhs.uk/statistics-and-data-collections/primary-care/prescriptions/prescriptions-dispensed-in-the-community-statistics-for-1998-to-2008:-england