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More patients will get free scripts

More patients will get free prescriptions after the Government raised the income cut-off point for eligibility.

RCGP spokesperson Dr Jim Kennedy said the move could cut GP workload. 'There is evidence that patients who can't afford the charges don't go and get their prescriptions,' he said.

Prescription charges will rise from £6.30 to £6.40 from April 6.

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