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THANK YOU!! to everyone who supported our Macmillan coffee morning on Monday 30th Sept. We raised £127.02.

Healthy Lifestyle has started two new groups which we hope will help and support our patients.

Lost Friends is held on Thursdays 1.00-2.30p.m here at the surgery. This group is here to support anyone that has suffered a bereavment. It's a small friendly group aimed at helping each other.

The other group is Breathing Buddies. This is also held on Mondays 3.15-4.15 p.m here at the surgery. If you are a C.O.P.D patient, this is for you! Come along and chat with other patients with the same symptoms and get some support and advise.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines.  Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.


NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.00
  • 3-month prepayment certificate: £29.10
  • 12-month prepayment certificate: £104.00

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC. 

Unfortunately, the Practice is no longer able to issue private prescriptions for NHS patients.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

 
 
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