The Department of Health and Social Care has frozen prescription charges for England, the last time this happened was back in 2010, when they stayed at £7.20 per item.
Last year’s prescription charges rose to £9.35 per prescription item.
In response to a written parliamentary question last week – 17th March 2022:
Edward Argar Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care said “Prescription charges will
not be uplifted on 1 April 2022. There is currently no planned announcement on any future increase”.
He added “Decisions on increases take account of a range of evidence including the Gross Domestic
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