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Free NHS hearing aid batteries for all?

I popped into my local GP surgery today and noticed that they had hearing aid batteries at the reception desk.

I asked if I could buy a couple of packets of Size 10 batteries – the receptionist replied, “we don’t sell them, you bring your used hearing aid batteries in and we exchange them for a new packet, free of charge“. Wow! Unfortunately, they didn’t have any size 10s in, but they are going to try and get some in for me.

The receptionist asked me where I got my hearing aids from and it seems that I can get free batteries even though I don’t wear NHS supplied hearing aids.

Does your GP offer free batteries too?

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