Free Prescriptions

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Since 1 April 2009, cancer patients in England have been eligible for free prescriptions.

Following the success of our prescription charges campaign, cancer patients are now entitled to free prescriptions. We encourage all cancer patients undergoing treatment for cancer, the effects of cancer or the effects of cancer treatment to apply for an exemption certificate.

Find out how successful the campaign has been in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
How do I apply?

Patients can apply for an exemption certificate by collecting a FP92A form from their GP surgery or oncology clinic. The form must be countersigned by their GP or hospital doctor, then sent to the NHS Business Services Authority (BSA), who will issue an exemption certificate.