The NHS is a world renowned service and saves many lives. There are many different roles for the NHS some more known than others. When you leave the NHS they may give you medicine but it's not always for free here is a list of what you need to have free medicine:
are 60 or over
are under 16
are 16 to 18 and in full-time education
are pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months and have a valid maternity exemption certificate
have a specified medical condition and have a valid medical exemption certificate (MedEx)
have a continuing physical disability that prevents you going out without help from another person
here are some reason for having medicine completely free:
1. A reason to have completely free medicine is that if someone needs to take it straight away they don't have time to pay.
2. another reason to not pay is that they might not be able to pay or is able but is not able to get money back (Lost the job or not getting paid enough).
3. they might need long term or semi long term medicine and not be able to get money back easily so can't really pay for it
4. finally they might need to get lots of medicine for one reason and can't afford to get them all therefore only getting semi-treatment.
of course there are many other reasons for it to be free but this is just some. Now we can move on to reasons to pay for medicine:
1. A reason to pay for medicine is all the money can go to a good cause such as the NHS ect
2. Another reason to pay is that the people working there can get paid but if they don't they will probably leave to find a job that will get paid but if they leave than no medicine for anyone.
3. Yet again a reason to pay for medicine is that people could take medicine for the sake of it just because its free.(or even because they'll be taking it from the people who could need it!)
4. Finally the money can go to reserch for new medicine for stuff like cancer or covid 19. (coronavirus)
hope you enjoyed reading.