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Document Is a prisoner who has just been released or is on day release from prison exempt from paying prescription charges?

As long as their prescription has the following computer printed in the practice address box of the prescription:
  • HMP.
  • Prison address.
  • Area Team number.
Please note that if this is handwritten, it cannot be accept as automatically exempt.

If the necessary information is on the prescription then the patient is classed as automatically exempt and does not need to sign or tick the declaration on the back of the form.

All other 'good practices' should however continue, such as signing and filling in an address if collecting a schedule 2 or 3 controlled drug.



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