David Brider (davidbrider) wrote,
David Brider

This journal has been placed in memorial status. New entries cannot be posted to it.

The NHS - my two penn'orth

I have diabetes.

I've been prescribed Metformin, two tablets a day, to help me deal with it and the tablets cost about £7:00 for about a couple of months' worth.

I also suffer from depression, and have been prescribed Citalopram for that - I take one tablet a day, and the tablets cost about £7:00 for about a month's worth.

Because I have diabetes, I'm entitled to a medical exemption certificate, which means that these - and indeed any other drugs I may need be prescribed - do not cost me the rather paltry sum of £7:00 a shot (because, seriously, for most people on a reasonable wage, that's not going to break the bank), but are in fact free of charge to me.

Indeed, there are a number of other groups of people who are entitled to free prescriptions - for example, people aged under 16; people aged 16 - 18 in full time education; people aged over 60; people with a maternity exemption certificate; people with a medical exemption certificate; people with a War Pension exemption certificate; and people in receipt of various forms of benefits such as income support and income-based jobseekers allowance.

So, yeah, anyone who wants to try on the whole "NHS = bad & evil" trick with me really can give up now. I think they rock, and that's nothing to do with the fact that I work for 'em.

  • My tweets

    Thu, 18:36: @ hannahwitton hi, I realise it’s a few years old now, but I just found this video that a complete jerk calling hims……

  • My tweets

    Fri, 22:08: @ RevRichardColes congratulations to you and the rest of your team on a well deserved University Challenge win.

  • My tweets

    Wed, 17:31: 3 of 5 stars to Doctor Who by Terrance Dicks https://t.co/ONkH3T0ic5

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic