We are having a new telephone system installed on Thursday 15th February. The telephone lines will be down for up to an hour at some point in the afternoon. If you query is urgent please call 07544 787128 if the normal surgery line is out of use. Otherwise please try again later.
The surgery will be closed from 1 pm on Thursday 17th May for a training afternoon organised by our Clinical Commissioning Group. If you need to see a GP urgently that afternoon please ring 111.
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.
- Prescription (per item): £8.60
- 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