Spectrum – Issue 29

Spectrum – Issue 29

Government must honour promise on free GP care for those with long-term illness - Notwithstanding the recent row and resignation of the Minister of State at the Department of Health, the Government has promised to extend access to GP services without fees to persons with those illnesses are prescribed in the Long-Term Illness Scheme, which includes cystic fibrosis. When this promise was made they indicated that primary legislation would have to be brought in to effect this change.

The CFAI calls on the government to honour this commitment without further delay.

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