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Please note : The surgery is currently undergoing some renovations within the Practice, which should last until the end of February 2018. Apologies for any inconvenience and disturbance caused during this time. 

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PLEASE NOTE: Our GP's do not see patients with dental issues. You are advised to contact your dental practice or Dental Direct on 01228 603900.

Prescription costs as of April 1 2016

In England, NHS prescriptions are charged per item.  Each item costs £8.80

Who is exempt from NHS prescription charges in England?

Some people are exempt from paying prescription charges. To qualify for free prescriptions you must be:

  • Under 16
  • 16 to 18 and in full-time education
  • 60 or over
  • Pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months and hold a valid maternity exemption certificate (MatEx)
  • Have a specified medical condition and hold a valid medical exemption certificate (MedEx)
  • Have a continuing physical disability which means you cannot go out without help from another person and hold a valid medical exemption certificate
  • Hold a valid war pension exemption certificate and the prescription is for your accepted disability
  • An NHS inpatient

    You will also be exempt from prescription charges if you or your partner (including civil partners) are named on, or are entitled to an NHS tax credit exemption certificate or a valid HG2 certificate (full help with health costs), or you receive either:

    • Income support
    • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
    • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

    There are also some situations in which medicines are supplied free:

    • Prescribed contraceptive
    • Medication administered at a hospital or an NHS Walk-in Centre
    • Medication personally administered by a GP
    • Medication supplied at a hospital or PCT clinic for the treatment of a sexually transmitted infection or tuberculosis (TB)

    Your Local pharmacy team will be happy to tell you about exemptions.

Pre-Payment Certificate

If you have ongoing repeat NHS prescriptions but are not entitled to free prescriptions, a Pre-Payment Certificate (PPC) may save you money. This is especially true if you have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months or more than 14 items in 12 months.
  • A three monthly PPC is £29.10.
  • A 12 month is  £104.00

Find out more about the prescription prepayment certificate .

Further information from the NHS about prescription charges and exemptions available here

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