Prescription charges are once again rising this April, to £8.60 an item.

People living with sickle cell disorder do not have medical exemption from prescription charges, which means that paying the fees can be difficult and some people may skip doses of medicine. We advise, if it is possible, to buy a prescription prepayment certificate, which will save you some money.

The Sickle Cell Society is a member of the Prescription Charges Coalition, the campaign for medical exemptions for all people with long-term health conditions. The coalition is currently gathering evidence of the impact of prescription charges. Would you be able to take a few minutes to fill out this survey with your experiences?