Hi. My Name is Terris Tam from Hong Kong
I am the Hong Kong BNO holder of CML patient for about 7 years. I know I should not put the policitcal issue on the CML support group but I do have serious enquiry about CML treatment in UK. I am taking 50mg sprycel daily with log 5 result recently.
I know you may know UK governement just announce the 5+1 programe pathway for getting UK citizens for BNO holders due to unstable social environement in Hong Kong. The programme annuence that those BNO holder who willing to come to UK need to pay immgration health surcharge (IHS) for UK NHS service.
However, the charge did not cover the presecription drugs but only for medicine service. However, when I check NHS website, cancer patient may be the exemption cases to claim back the charge of prescription drugs. I am confused of the information of that becasue I really not familiar with UK medicial service.
I have questions that if I paid that 624 pound (IHS) for NHS. May I claim the fee of sprycel? You know the cancer target drung is high cost. I want to know more.I trust other cancer patients or long term illness person BNO holder all have such questions.
Appreciate your help