Thursday 16 March 2017 / 5:24 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Julie Cooper reponds to 20p increase in prescription charges

Julie Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister
for Care in the Community,
commenting
on the 20p increase in prescription charges, said:

“It
is disappointing to see the Government increasing prescription charges. While
20p may not seem a lot it will impact on those people who are already
struggling with the rising cost of living. At the same time the Government is
also increasing patient charges for NHS dental care, as well as raising charges
for wigs and fabric supports.

“The
rise in prescription charges is a reflection of this Government’s financial
mismanagement of the National Health Service. At a time when the cost of living
continues to rise the Government ought to be doing much more to help people
with the cost of healthcare.”