NHS Low Income Scheme

NHS Low Income Scheme | NHSBSA 

If you have a low income, the NHS Low Income Scheme could help you pay for:

  • NHS prescription charges
  • NHS dental treatment charges
  • the cost of sight tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • the cost of travelling to receive NHS treatment
  • NHS wigs and fabric supports (check with your hospital for their arrangements for supplying NHS wigs)


Viewing prescriptions on the NHS App

From 5th December, patients in the West Yorkshire region can view their confirmed prescriptions on the NHS App, including repeat prescriptions, and one-off prescriptions. 

Previously, patients could only see their confirmed prescriptions on paper, or not at all. Now they can use the NHS App to:

  • View items prescribed 
  • the prescription type (repeat or one-off)
  • who the prescribing professional is

This gives patients earlier visibility of exactly what their healthcare provider has prescribed for them and what they will then collect or receive from pharmacies. Once a patient has been prescribed a medication following a consultation or request for repeat medication they can now view the confirmed prescription on the NHS App.

Patients without a nominated pharmacy will also be able to view a prescription with a barcode in their NHS App. This barcode can be presented to a pharmacist without having to collect an FP10 paper prescription or an EPS Token from their GP. 


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