To: health minister for Wales - Mark Drakeford AM

Paying for prescriptions in Wales

Paying for prescriptions in Wales

Dear Health Minister for Wales
I want you to look at introducing a basic £3.00 prescription charge in Wales, with the aim of using this money to support the underfunded NHS in Wales.

Why is this important?

At the moment hospitals across Wales and the NHS in Wales are struggling to survive and staff are stretched to the limit. . We need to fund more nursing staff and also to stop the current ridiculous abuse of the system where people go to A&E just to get a packet of Paracetamol or Calpol for nothing or ask their doctors for medication they do not need and probably will not take. A basic charge of £3.00 would stop such abuse of the system, and there could be a cap of £10.00 if people needed several items. This additional money would transform our NHS in Wales and provide jobs for much needed nursing staff.