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New plans to combat NHS fraud

The government has announced how it will take tougher action on fraud and save hundreds of millions of pounds for the NHS over the next five years.

It includes a commitment to halve prescription fraud, which costs the NHS £256 million a year.

From next year prescription exemptions will be digitised, allowing pharmacies to check whether the patient does not have to pay a charge before their medication is dispensed.  More…..