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NHS England wants patients to check before they tick for free prescriptions

NHS England and the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) are launching a nationwide campaign to help people understand their eligibility for free prescriptions.

The Check Before You Tick campaign will encourage patients to check whether they are entitled to free prescriptions before claiming them to help reduce the £256m annual cost to the NHS when people incorrectly claim them for free.

Patients will be able to access a new online tool to help everyone to understand the government’s eligibility criteria for free prescriptions, while pharmacists will be provided with a communications toolkit, posters, and point of sale materials to display in their pharmacy to explain the rules.