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Prescription increase plans scrapped

Tue, 16 Jan 2018

Health Minister David Ashford MHK
Health Minister David Ashford MHK

The cost of prescriptions on the Isle of Man won't be going up.

Health Minister David Ashford revealed in Tynwald this morning that proposals to put the cost of a prescription item up from £3.85 to £5 have been scrapped.

The Department of Health and Social Care received over 300 responses to a consultation on changes to the health services, including increasing the cost of medication.

Some of those who submitted views to the consultation suggested prescription charges should be removed altogether - something which Mr Ashford confirmed will be considered as part of an upcoming review.

The DHSC is also seeking £9.5m in additional funding at this month's sitting.

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