Do I have to pay for prescriptions?

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Amefish
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People aged 16-18 and in full time education are allowed to have free prescriptions and dental care.

Would I still be classed as being in full time education, since I've just finished A Levels and have a conditional offer for uni? Or would I have to pay for the summer until my uni place becomes confirmed?

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I think it's free til your results day but not entirely sure. You do have to pay in university.

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I You do have to pay in university.

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Not if you're under 19.

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Not if you're under 19.

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Thanks, wasn't sure where it needed to go!



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(Original post by Amefish)
People aged 16-18 and in full time education are allowed to have free prescriptions and dental care.
The back of the prescription:

... aged 16, 17 or 18 and in full time education. We say that in the summer if the person is planning on continuing education then they can claim until the day before their 19th birthday
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yeah it should be still free as you have a place to go in september
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The back of the prescription:

... aged 16, 17 or 18 and in full time education. We say that in the summer if the person is planning on continuing education then they can claim until the day before their 19th birthday
Thanks a lot
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(Original post by Amefish)
People aged 16-18 and in full time education are allowed to have free prescriptions and dental care.

Would I still be classed as being in full time education, since I've just finished A Levels and have a conditional offer for uni? Or would I have to pay for the summer until my uni place becomes confirmed?

Bonus points for anecdotal experience, ty
It technically is fine till you hit 19
(I work in a pharmacy)
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You only have to pay at university if you are over 19 years of age. Under the NHS regulations “full time education” does include University, not just college etc. So if you’re 18 and a university student then it’s free still. You just may be asked for proof of study.
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I'm closing this thread because it is old and that gets confusing. If anybody wants to discuss something similar please feel free to make a new thread.
This link explains who is eligible for free prescriptions: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/help-nhs-p...-prescriptions
Full time education includes normal breaks like summer holidays or the gap between college and uni (but not a gap year).
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