Prescription charges will increase by 20p in England from 1st April 2016

On 1 April 2016 prescription charges in England will increase by 20p from £8.20 to £8.40. This means people with asthma will be paying more for their asthma medication.

Kay Boycott, Chief Executive of Asthma UK, says: "A 20p increase may not seem much but the reality is that people with asthma tell us they’ve had to choose between paying for their prescriptions and paying for food, fuel and household bills. Asthma is a condition that can require multiple medicines and with three people dying of an asthma attack every day, any barrier to life saving medication has the potential to put the lives of millions people with asthma at risk."

Find out more about our campaign to end unfair prescription charges.