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Important Notice - New Phone System

We are (through necessity) having a new phone system installed on the Monday 16th September 2019. There will inevitably be some disruption to our normal service whilst the installation is taking place and our staff get to grips with the new way of working. Please be patient with us. The system will have several benefits to our patients and staff including a ‘Queuebuster’ facility which lets you know where you are in the queue and will even call you back if there is a long wait. We are hoping normal operation will be resumed very quickly following installation.

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
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

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.

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

 
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