NHS prescription payment scheme could save patients up to £340 – how to apply

Those aged 16, 17 and 18 and in full-time education can also claim the freebie. 

Britons who are pregnant and hold a maternity exemption ticket (MatEx) and someone who holds a  medical exemption certificate (MedEx) are also eligible.

Medical exemption certificates are only given to those with a specific health condition that meets the NHS’s qualifying criteria for additional support.

Medical exemption certificates are only given to those who have a specific long-term health condition such as cancer, diabetes, or epilepsy.