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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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 14 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
All prescription requests must be made in writing. The preferable method is to use the tear off slip from a previous prescription that lists all your repeat medication. If this is not available your repeat prescription can be ordered in the following way:
Repeat prescriptions can be collected 48 hours after you have ordered them.
All patients on regular repeat medication will be expected to have a medication review at least once every 12 months.
It is important when taking regular medication that patients are monitored and reviewed to ensure the best possible treatment is prescribed. Your medication review date is indicated on the white tear-off sheet on the right hand side of your prescription.
When your medication review is due you will be sent a reminder and this will appear on the bottom of your tear-off slip. Please make an appointment to see the doctor when your medication review is due.
Unfortunately the doctor will be unable to continue to issue your repeat medication if you do not attend or make an appointment for a medication review.
The doctor will not commence any of the following medicines:-
If you take any of the above medicines and they are part of your regular repeat treatment, the doctor will discuss the gradual reduction and methods of hopefully discontinuing this type of medicine. The long-term usage of this type of medicine has proven to cause some long-term health damage.
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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