aka Cap'n Carl Firecrotch
NSC Licker Extraordinaire
- Oct 27, 2003
I'm sorry but your story just doesn't add up. By my calculation that amounts to £ 17 per person per meal (3 meals a day). A loaf of wheat free bread costs approx £2.50.
As a Coeliac I am entitled to a small amount of Gluten-free food on prescription every month. I have a Pre-paid prescription certificate which costs £10.50 per month, and the food I get would cost around £30 if bought at a supermarket.
There is no way that a family could get thousands of pounds worth of food on prescription as the amount allowed per person is regulated.
I don't condone how Vulture said it but isn't this exactly what he is doing but in reverse ? i.e. he blames the Labour government but many Labour supporters still blame the Thatcher government despite over 15 years of Labour government ?
Very strange !
fair play to your attitude mate, and it is the NHS costing that I have problems with. They should get vouchers from the NHS and buy the stuff from a supermarket for a fraction of the price.
Oh for heaven's sake!
Can't we blame the Attlee government for the NHS? And the Gladstone government for everything that's wrong with education?
she asked for it to be delivered but it wasn't that much, and it was all on prescription, she had a handful of them, 50 or so. the girls said she's does it every month when I moaned after she left for holding me up.
it was pasta, pizza bases, burger rolls, hot-dog rolls.
that my friend is the problem, that's supermarket prices, not the NHS costs to us. The prescription through the system adds on to the cost of the food.
I'm not making it up, and my own research into the unit system backs up the person as not flaunting any rules, just highlighting the inefficiency of the system and the mark-ups involved. My research into cost was with pharmacist friends. who confirmed the costs as correct.
hence my earlier comment on how it would be cheaper and easier if the NHS just gave these people food vouchers to use at a supermarket for a fraction of the costs.
I think the point the original poster is trying to make is that the suppliers of Gluten-free food on prescription, charge the NHS far more than the cost of equivalent food in the supermarkets. His argument is that vouchers should be issued to Coeliacs, who could then exchange them for Gluten-free food. In this way the cost to the NHS would be reduced.Sorry mate but this still doesnt stack up. Who is charging the nhs for this food?
So something that is dispensed under a doctor's prescription, where the patient(s) are exempt from paying the prescription charge, was rung through the till?
That's not the way it's done - the obvious point being how would you balance the till at the end of the day/week/month as it's £9.5k short?
I think you're just making this up - 0/10.
But, if you don't believe me you may want to keep your opinions to yourself unless you do some research. i.e you could ask a pharmacist before discrediting me.
Its quite amazing what stuff costs the NHS. Recently someone I know had to have a skin cream made up specially and it was bought as a NHS prescription charge. The tub consisted of vaseline and liquid asprin and was charged to the NHS at £750!!!!
blame f***ing brown and blair and the rest off the new labour twats and the well off lefties on here that have no f***ing idea that backed them.Labour have f***ed this country for ever with their open policy and buying votes for scroungers by giving them benefits galore c u n t s and I hope the english never forgive them for destroying their country
a question not anwsered is why the pharmacist would be totting up the cost there and then, rather than the pre-pay prescription cost of £10.50.