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MLC seeks update on prescription changes

Fri, 12 Jan 2018

The new Health Minister will be asked for an update on plans to make more people pay for prescriptions, sight tests and dental treatment.

MLC David Cretney is seeking details about the outcome of the public consultation into the National Health and Care Service General Scheme.

A six-week public consultation was held last autumn, asking for views on the proposals.

The plans include removing a number of prescription exempt categories, increasing the cost of prescription items and reducing the frequency of free eye tests.

David Ashford, who was only appointment as Minister for Health and Social Care earlier this week, will provide the answer when Tynwald sits on Tuesday.

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