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Free Prescriptions

If you have a diagnosis of cancer, did you know that you are entitled to free prescriptions?

Patients who are undergoing treatment for cancer, experiencing the effects of cancer or the effects of cancer treatment, and are entitled to NHS treatment, are entitled to free NHS prescriptions via a medical exemption certificate.

If you are over 60, you do not need to apply as you are already exempt from prescription charges.

You can ask for an application form (FP92A) from your GP surgery or oncology clinic. Your doctor must sign it and send it to the address on the application form.

The certificate is valid for five years and covers all NHS prescriptions (whether they are related to your cancer or not).

You do not have to return your certificate before the end of the five years, even if your condition changes.