NHS England to give out free sanitary products to patients

NHS England to give out free sanitary products to patients

The British Medical Association has welcomed the news after lobbying NHS Trusts to give out free tampons and sanitary products in a bid to end period poverty.

The changes will be introduced in the summer, and allow patients to ask for tampons and pads free of charge, when they need them.

Its after the British Medical Association revealed in February that two in every five UK hospital trusts failed to give patients sanitary products when they needed them.

Bosses have been calling on the NHS to change the rules in a bid to end period poverty.

Charities and campaigners have been highlighting how some in poorer households fail to get sanitary care because of the cost. =

In Scotland, it is free in all schools, colleges and universities.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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