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£1 per script item for all

From Dr Velu Chandran

London NW9

The Department of Health tells us to change consultation style so there will be a shift towards preventive medicine and self-care (News, 16 March)!

How can we convince patients to self-care when 80 per cent of prescriptions are free and pharmacy medications are more expensive than the cost of the prescription charge?

Make everyone pay £1 towards each item with no exceptions.

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