||<p>The Department is aware of Asthma UK’s campaign in relation to prescription charges.
The Department does not have plans to review the current system. Extensive arrangements
are already in place to help people afford National Health Service prescriptions.
These include a broad range of NHS prescription charge exemptions, for which someone
with asthma may qualify.</p><p>To support those with greatest need who do not qualify
for an exemption, cost of the prescription pre-payment certificates were frozen for
another year. A holder of a 12-month certificate can get all the prescriptions they
need for just £2 per week.</p>