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Should mental health prescriptions for students be free?

Should mental health prescriptions for students be free?

Charges for mental health prescriptions for students should be scrapped, the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has told Newsbeat.

If you're 19 or over and study in England you must pay £8.60, the prescription rate, for each item.

According to official figures, one in 50 students in England has registered a mental health condition with their university.

The Department of Health says there are exemptions for students on low incomes.

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