In briefBMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7133.723b (Published 07 March 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:723
Prescription charges rise in UK: Fees for NHS prescriptions are to rise by 15p, from £5.65 to £5.80 per item, from 1 April. The increase is the first introduced by this Labour government, which, when in opposition, criticised the charge as a tax on ill people. Prescription charges, which will raise £365m a year, are being examined in the government's …
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