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littleruthie123
littleruthie123 Community member Posts: 511 Pioneering
Hi ive seen some news going around on only certain medical conditions being able too get with medical exemptions .I can't find a list though .does anyone have any information please .I'm on alot of Meds as I'm sure most on here .so quite apprehensive .

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  • atlas46
    atlas46 Community member Posts: 826 Pioneering
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    Hi

    Speak to your GP, they will be best placed to advise you.

    Let us know how you get on.
  • april123
    april123 Community member Posts: 137 Pioneering
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    Medical exceptions to use for what? 
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    There is information here about medical exemption certificates.

    It says:

    Who can apply (medical conditions)

    You can apply for a medical exemption certificate if you have one of the following medical conditions:

    • a permanent fistula (for example, caecostomy, colostomy, laryngostomy or ileostomy) which needs continuous surgical dressing or an appliance
    • a form of hypoadrenalism (for example, Addison’s Disease) for which specific substitution therapy is essential
    • diabetes insipidus and other forms of hypopituitarism
    • diabetes mellitus, except where treatment is by diet alone
    • hypoparathyroidism
    • myasthenia gravis
    • myxoedema (that is, hypothyroidism which needs thyroid hormone replacement)
    • epilepsy which needs continuous anticonvulsive therapy
    • a continuing physical disability which means you cannot go out without the help of another person
    • cancer and are undergoing treatment for either:
      - cancer
      - the effects of cancer
      - the effects of cancer treatment

    These are the only conditions that entitle you to a medical exemption certificate. If you’re not sure about the name of your condition, speak to your doctor.

    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • atlas46
    atlas46 Community member Posts: 826 Pioneering
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    Hi @littleruthie123

    There has been no change to the list of conditions listed above.

    If you have exemption certificate now, then it is valid.

    Check with a pharmacist or GP, if you are still unsure.
  • april123
    april123 Community member Posts: 137 Pioneering
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    Whan or what are these certicates used for please
  • atlas46
    atlas46 Community member Posts: 826 Pioneering
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    Hi@april123
    They are used to get free prescription, because you have one of the above conditions. 

    Hope this helps.
  • april123
    april123 Community member Posts: 137 Pioneering
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    @atlas46 thankyou how stupid I'm I lol xx
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