Farewell Dr Harrison
We are sad to announce that Dr Harrison will be retiring at the end of September after more than 30 years looking after his patients at Rowlands Castle Surgery.
We would like to invite his patients for coffee/tea and cake at Saint John's Church between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday 27th September. Please pop in and say goodbye.
We all wish him a long and happy retirement. We will certainly miss him. There is a book in reception so please ask at reception if you would like to leave a farewell message. It will be a lovely keepsake for him.
All his patients will be transferred to Dr Hayes as their named GP but of course you can continue to see any doctor at the surgery. Dr Sam White will be joining us at the beginning of October.
Flu Season is here - This season we have been asked to give different vaccinations to patients under and over 65 years old. This is a result of clinical trials testing the impact of each vaccine in different age groups. This is a service we provide every year so please support the surgery by having your flu vaccination with us. Please call the surgery to make an appointment. Our first Saturday clinic is the 16th September but you will need to make an appointment.
The surgery will be closed from 1 pm on Tuesday 16th October 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): £8.80
- 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