NHS charges are in a 'complete mess', the Commons health select committee warned this week.

NHS charges are in a 'complete mess', the Commons health select committee warned this week. A report found that charges for prescriptions, dentistry and eye tests have developed without any 'comprehensive underlying principles' causing them to be 'full of anomalies'. The committee wants a review to find out the costs and benefits of other systems, such as abolishing all charges or stopping prescription charges only.