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Medication exemption certificates

Medical exemption certificates are issued on application to people who have:

  • a permanent fistula (for example, a caecostomy, colostomy, laryngostomy or ileostomy) requiring continuous surgical dressing or requiring an appliance
  • a form of hypoadrenalism (for example, Addison's disease) for which specific substitution therapy is essential
  • diabetes insipidus or other forms of hypopituitarism
  • diabetes mellitus, except where treatment is by diet alone
  • hypoparathyroidism
  • myasthenia gravis
  • myxoedema (hypothyroidism requiring thyroid hormone replacement)
  • epilepsy requiring continuous anticonvulsive therapy
  • a continuing physical disability that means the person can't go out without the help of another person – temporary disabilities don't count, even if they last for several months
  • They are also issued for people undergoing treatment for cancer:

including the effects of cancer, or

the effects of current or previous cancer treatment

If any of the above apply to you please complete an FP92A form available from reception for a member of the clinical team to review

If you are on a low income you can apply for a HC2 certificate to help with health costs click here for details

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