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Prescription charges to rise by 20p in England

The cost of prescription charges in England will rise by 20p to £7.85 from 1 April, the government has announced.

In other parts of the UK, prescriptions are free.

The British Medical Association has previously said the current system is "unfair" and wants prescription charges to be scrapped in England.

Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 01 Mar 2013