To: Health Secretary - Jeremy Hunt MP

Free Prescriptions for Cystic Fibrosis

Free Prescriptions for Cystic Fibrosis

Abolish the outrageous prescriptions charges for patients with Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic condition that cannot be cured and is fatal.

Why is this important?

Cystic Fibrosis is a condition that affects over 10,000 people in the UK, patients consume a large amount of Antibiotics over their shortened lifespans. Cystic Fibrosis is only missing from the "exempt from prescription charges" list because when the list was written, no one over the age of 18 was alive with the condition. A shocking justification for harvesting cash of patients who have no control over the prescriptions they are issued. It is unfair that a lot of less serious conditions get all prescriptions for free, while CF sufferers cannot get vital drugs without a cost.

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Reasons for signing

  • A friend has CF and this should be availavle via free prescription
  • I’ve Cystic Fibrosis and think it’s disgusting that we aren’t even entitled to our Creon when we cannot eat without them.
  • My daughter has cf

Updates

2016-01-06 09:07:08 +0000

After a slow few months, I have had a couple of infections that have obviously slowed down my ability to really push time into this project.

In the last few months I have had communication with my local MP, who while appearing reluctant, I am confident I can sit down with and discuss the issues - also feel free to contact your own local MP and make them aware of this issue!

2016 will be a good year for us!

2015-05-06 21:34:26 +0100

20,000 signatures reached

2015-05-05 21:44:46 +0100

Taken from the Liberal Democrat manifesto!
Review the rules for exemption from prescription charges to ensure they are fair to those with long-term conditions and disabilities.

Very promising and exciting news. Lets hit 20k and pile the pressure on!

2015-02-16 18:30:58 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2015-02-04 09:47:23 +0000

5,000 signatures reached

2015-01-22 16:30:32 +0000

A Department of Health spokesperson said:

"With demand on the NHS rising, and spending on medicines alone almost doubling since 2000, there are no plans to change the current prescription charging arrangements in England. But we have frozen the cost of three month and annual prescription pre-payment certificates since 2011 and for the next two years to protect those with long term conditions.”

1.8k and already we have the NHS running scared! We can do this <3

2014-12-11 10:46:39 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2014-12-08 21:08:55 +0000

Passed 900, if we could hit 1k before the new year, that'd give a great platform for 2015!

2014-12-03 14:34:27 +0000

500 signatures reached

2014-12-01 21:37:37 +0000

Hit 100, lets see if we can go for another 100!!

2014-12-01 21:37:10 +0000

100 signatures reached

2014-12-01 12:39:15 +0000

50 signatures reached

2014-12-01 10:01:31 +0000

25 signatures reached

2014-11-28 16:50:54 +0000

Started School assembly's this week!

2014-11-28 16:35:07 +0000

10 signatures reached