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Read a letter explaining our role during the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Flu Clinics

We are offering additional flu clinics on Monday 23rd and Saturday 28th November.

Click here for more information

Zero Tolerance Policy

A number of our staff have recently experienced foul and abusive language or behaviour from a minority of patients. This is not acceptable and we will not tolerate this sort of behaviour towards our staff – all of whom continue to work tirelessly during this pandemic. In line with our zero tolerance policy, if you are found to be abusive towards members of staff then appropriate action will be taken

Please be aware that it is not a GP’s responsibility to issue school letters of absence for your children, regarding COVID-19 or other illness. Government guidance is that school attendance is mandatory unless your child is self-isolating, has symptoms of COVID-19, is close to someone who has COVID-19 or has received a letter advising them to shield.

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).

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

From 1 April 2020, the charges are:

  • Prescription (per item): £9.15;
  • 3-month prescription prepayment certificates (PPC): £29.65;
  • 12-month PPC: £105.90;
  • If you will need 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;
    PPC telephone advice line 0300 330 1341;
  • General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line.

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

 
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