NHS vouchers uplift

Starting April 1, vouchers will increase to help patients during the cost of living crisis

A 4.5% uplift to all NHS vouchers, starting on April 1, has been announced by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).

The Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC) said the rise was an attempt to help patients in need during the cost of living crisis but was still well below levels of inflation.

Health inequalities and life opportunities would widen if the cost of living crisis was left unaddressed, the OFNC added.

The OFNC hoped the DHSC would have corrected for inflation but noted it was a step towards minimising the risk of patients putting off essential eye examinations.

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