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School Lane Surgery are currently undergoing evaluation of their dementia services in an effort to become accredited as a Dementia Friendly Practice. We have bought suitable equipment including a new clock and signs for the toilet and all staff have participated in extra dementia awareness training. Many of the staff that attended this training have become dementia friends and can be recognised by the small dementia friend badge that they will be wearing. We will up date you further once we have been accredited.

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

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 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

 

People with certain medical conditions can get free NHS prescriptions if they have a valid medical exemption certificate (FP92A form). If you have been diagnosed with a life-long condition and require a form or your current form needs renewing please ask at reception who should be able to provide one.

 
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