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MAY BANK HOLIDAY


PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRACTICE AND DISPENSARY WILL BE CLOSED ON BOTH MONDAY 7 AND MONDAY 28 MAY 2018 AS THESE ARE BANK HOLIDAYS.


IF YOU NEED TO BE SEEN AND YOUR ISSUE CANNOT WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT DAY THAT WE ARE OPEN, PLEASE CONTACT 111 AND THEY WILL SIGNPOST YOU TO THE MOST APPROPRIATE SERVICE.


IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE - CRUSHING CHEST PAINS, OR UNEXPECTED SHORTNESS OF BREATH FOR INSTANCE - DIAL 999 IMMEDIATELY


CHANGES TO REQUESTS FOR REPEAT MEDICATIONS - South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (SLCCG) have instructed all Community Pharmacies that they may no longer accept Repeat Medication Requests from patients for delivery to Beechfield Medical Centre - the onus is now on patients to deliver their requests directly to us, or to register online with us and make their requests that way.  Arrangements have been made for those patients who consider themselves to be "vulnerable" to continue to service their requests through Community Pharmacies on application to the pharmacy.  Please note that if you are unable to register for online requests, then the simplest option will be to hand deliver your request outside of normal working hours, and post it in the letterbox for that purpose just to the left of the main entrance to the surgery building.  


Please note that this change has not been instigated or driven by the Practice, but we have no choice but to comply with the instructions of the SLCCG in this matter.


See Latest News Section for details of recent in house surveys of our services, and for details of our Training Closures in 2018.

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) or for whom the costs associated with long term treatment may be excessive.

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): £8.40
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

If you will have to pay for 4 or more prescription items in 3 months, or more than 13 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC. An annual PPC can be purchased over 12 months through the Direct Debit scheme.

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

 
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