NHS prescription charges set to increase from April 2013
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1. General damages or compensation for the physical/ psychological injury sustained;
2. Special damages or financial losses that have been incurred because of the Defendants negligence.
Prescription costs are a common element of special damages that we regularly claim. I was therefore interested to read that from April 2013 these costs are set to increase.
If you pay for prescriptions the charge will increase by 20p from Â£7.65 to Â£7.85 but the cost of a Pre-Payment Certificate will remain at Â£29.10 for a 3 month certificate and an annual certificate remains Â£104.00.
The PPC offers savings for those needing 4 or more items in 3 months or 14 or more items in one year. Remember, if you are bringing a claim for personal injury, to retain receipts for prescriptions purchased so that these can be included as part of your claim.
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