I'm a future international student and will need daily medicine

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Hi

As the title says, I have a condition that requires lifelong treatment. As a current student in my native country, I receive health insurance and hence free medication (it'd be bloody expensive otherwise and honestly I couldn't afford it).

I asked around a couple of doctors here but they have no idea, what will be my medical situation in UK? Any idea where to ask? Am currently living in EU.
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Depends what the medication is but if a uk doctor prescribe you it you can get a prescription voucher for £120 ish a year and that would cover any medication you d need.
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(Original post by claireestelle)
Depends what the medication is but if a uk doctor prescribe you it you can get a prescription voucher for £120 ish a year and that would cover any medication you d need.
Thanks! My current medication is prescribed by a specialized doctor here, was thinking I'd just legalize the medical letter.
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http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNH...-services.aspx

Might help you.
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Thanks! My current medication is prescribed by a specialized doctor here, was thinking I'd just legalize the medical letter.
Get a letter from your specialist that you can show to a specialist in the uk definetly make some calls to the local hospital wherever you move to before you move to make sure you keep your treatment with no gaps especially if its something a general practice doctor may not have expertise in
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Thank you, it did!
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(Original post by claireestelle)
Get a letter from your specialist that you can show to a specialist in the uk definetly make some calls to the local hospital wherever you move to before you move to make sure you keep your treatment with no gaps especially if its something a general practice doctor may not have expertise in
Thanks, will do after I find out where I'll stay! Hopefully I will only have to pay the prescription costs that are low.
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Thanks, will do after I find out where I'll stay! Hopefully I will only have to pay the prescription costs that are low.
The most you ll ever pay is £104 a year everyone pays the same charges so go for
a monthly /yearly optiom is you re always taking the same medication.
There s a list of some conditions which you dont pay for medication for but they have to be pretty severe for that.
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(Original post by claireestelle)
The most you ll ever pay is £104 a year everyone pays the same charges so go for
a monthly /yearly optiom is you re always taking the same medication.
There s a list of some conditions which you dont pay for medication for but they have to be pretty severe for that.
Thanks! Do you happen to know where to find the list? May be worth looking over it.
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Thanks! Do you happen to know where to find the list? May be worth looking over it.
Search for nhs prescription exempt conditions i think.
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Found it, thanks!
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