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PLANNED TELEPHONE MAINTENANCE 7TH DEC BETWEEN 12NOON - 2PM. WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE OPEN DURING THIS TIME, THOUGH OUR PHONE LINES MAY HAVE DISTUPTION.


We are closed for the following Bank Holidays: Christmas Day Tuesday 25th December, Boxing Day Wednesday 26th December and New Years Day Tuesday 1st January. Ring 111 during our closure for urgent care / health advice.


Click HERE for Christmas and New Year Pharmacy Opening Times



FLU VACCINE CLINICS ARE NOW BOOKABLE. PLEASE RING THE SURGERY TO ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT.


Public Health England (PHE) has advised the public to ensure they have had two doses of MMR (measles, mumps & rubella) vaccine after outbreaks of measles have been confirmed across England. Anyone who is not sure if they are fully vaccinated is being advised to check with their GP practice. There have been 440 laboratory confirmed measles cases in England between 1 January 2018 and 9 May 2018. The increase in measles circulation is mainly associated with travel to and from Europe where there are large ongoing measles outbreaks. 



 


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.

Exemption Certificates are available for patients with long term illness and/or are in receipt of certain benefits. Ask your Doctor if you qualify.

Exemption Certificates must be renewed every 5 years. It is an offence to try to use an out of date certificate


NHS charges

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

  • Prescription (per item): £8.20
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

If you expect 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.

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

 
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