Brake calls for Gordon Brown to keep his prescription charge promise.

February 2, 2010 5:15 PM

Tom Brake MP for Carshalton and Wallington has added his support to a campaign urging Gordon Brown to keep a promise he made over a year ago, to abolish prescription charges for people with long-term conditions in England.

Tom is supporting the 'Prescription Promise' campaign by signing up to a new Parliamentary motion, calling on Ministers to publish their review of prescription charges as soon as possible and set a clear timetable for the implementation of Gordon Brown's promise.

The 'Prescription Promise' campaign is led by a coalition of twenty health charities, who represent the voices of millions of people with long-term conditions.

Tom said, 'The Prime Minister was right to promise free prescriptions for people with long-term conditions, but he must now follow through and implement this promise as soon as possible. I am concerned that patients may be choosing to go without vital medication at a time when they are struggling with other mounting costs.'

Members of the public who would like to sign the 'Prescription Promise' campaign's petition can do so at prescriptionpromise.org

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