Proposal to reintroduce prescription charges in Northern Ireland

Tue, 19/12/2017 - 15:52 -- Editor

Among the revenue-raising options, health officials suggest re-introducing prescription charges, which were abolished in 2010.

Their introduction could generate an additional £20m annually. Forty-one million prescriptions were issued last year.

The cost of a prescription in England is £8.50 per item. Prescriptions are free in Wales and Scotland.