Healthwatch Birmingham’s response to the Department for Health and Social Care’s proposal to raise the upper age that people can qualify for free NHS prescriptions from 60 to the state pension age of 66.

By Healthwatch Birmingham
Consultations 2021

We shared feedback from members of the public who were concerned about the impact on:

  • older people on low incomes
  • people from ethnic minority communities
  • people with long term health conditions or disabilities


Aligning the upper age for NHS prescription charge exemptions with the State Pension age Download File (pdf 260.45 KB)

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