Press Release

RPS speaks out against rise in prescription charges

RPS Board member Graham Phillips and spokesperson Neal Patel took to the airwaves yesterday to front interviews on the rise in prescription charges to £7.65 per item from 1 April 2012.

The Society believes it is unacceptable to raise the cost of prescriptions in the current economic climate and that increasing the price is a barrier that could come between a patient and lifesaving medicines.

The news was covered on Sky News, BBC News 24 and BBC Breakfast. It also featured on BBC radio stations across England, including BBC Tees Radio, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 4 and Sky News Radio. The news also appeared in The Daily Telegraph, The Sun and the Daily Mirror.

Listen to and watch the news coverage below:


Watch Graham Phillips on Sky News

Watch Neal Patel on BBC Breakfast

 Watch Neal Patel on BBC News 24