Since April 2009, patients undergoing treatment for cancer, the effects of cancer, or the effects of cancer treatment are entitled to exemption from prescription charges.
Affect on welfare benefits of a hospital stay
Travel costs involved if you choose a hospital further away
If your GP or the person who has referred you decides that you have a medical need for transport, patient transport services should be provided.
Otherwise if you're under the care of a consultant and you receive certain welfare benefits or are on a low income you may be entitled to help with your travel costs through the Healthcare Travel Cost Scheme (HTCS) See the NHS Choices "Help with Health Costs" leaflet
Finally, a Macmillian grant is a one-off payment for adults, young people or children with cancer, to cover a wide range of practical needs. This can include things such as heating bills, extra clothing or a much needed break. For more information see Macmillian How We Can Help Financial Support