Deadline to sign up to the Government's new Healthy Start system looms, but those eligible have faced big problems applying
The existing paper vouchers are being phased out this month and families and expectant mothers must switch to the new system to continue to get help with food and milk costs.
4 March 2022
Exclusive: One million people overpaid for prescriptions because they didn't get an NHS 'season ticket' – how to cut your medical costs
More than one million people in England missed out on savings of £40 on average between April 2020 and April 2021 by failing to use a prescription 'season ticket', MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal.
21 February 2022
Get Healthy Start vouchers? You need to apply for a prepaid card to receive payments from March or you'll miss out
From 31 March NHS Healthy Start paper vouchers will no longer be issued and will instead be swapped for prepaid cards, under a new shake-up to the scheme. So, make sure you register now or you’ll miss out on payments. Here’s all you need to know.
9 February 2022
Under 26s can now get free NHS dental treatment in Scotland
Anyone aged 25 and under who is registered with a Scottish dental practice can now get free NHS treatment. The change takes force immediately and patients aren’t required to opt-in. Those who started a course of NHS treatment before their 26th birthday can also now get this for free.
25 August 2021
NHS to offer free flu jabs to all over-50s from December
The move is an attempt to combat the "twin threats" of flu and coronavirus this winter
20 November 2020
Workers who self-isolate due to coronavirus to get three more days of statutory sick pay
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that workers who are told to self-isolate to prevent the spread of coronavirus will soon qualify for statutory sick pay from the first day they take off, not the fourth
4 March 2020
NHS prescription charge to rise to £9.15
The NHS prescription charge in England is set to increase by 15p to £9.15 from April
4 March 2020
New EHICs now issued without EU symbol – but you CAN still use them until at least the end of the year
European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) issued in the UK will no longer feature the European symbol. But don't worry, they will still be accepted in participating countries until at least the end of 2020
10 February 2020
Cost of NHS dental care to rise next month
Charges for NHS dental services in England are set to rise by 5% on 1 April, the Government has announced - so if you've been meaning to go to the dentist, see if you can go before then to avoid paying extra
13 March 2019
NHS prescription charge to rise to £9
The NHS prescription charge in England is set to increase by 20p to £9 – but hundreds of thousands of patients could save by getting a 'prescription season ticket'
21 February 2019
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