Please note, the following changes announced in Budget 2019 will take effect from 1 April 2019:

  • The DPS threshold will reduce from €134 to €124; and
  • The GMS Prescription Levy will reduce from €2.00 to €1.50 per item with a reduced cap from €20 to €15 for card-holders over the age of 70 years. We are awaiting confirmation from the Department of Health that this reduction will also apply to dependants of patients over 70.