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It’s that time of year again!  We are holding Saturday clinics on the following dates:


Devonshire Green Medical Centre   -   tel: 0114  272  0255         Saturday 30 September 2017  :  9.00 am to 12 noon    OR                                                        Hanover Medical Centre   -   tel: 0114  276  2248                          Saturday 07 October 2017  :  9.00 am to 12 noon

Please contact the surgery to check if you are eligible to have the flu jab and to BOOK your appointment NOW for one of these sessions to ensure EARLY protection against the risk of catching ‘flu  (If you are unable to make these clinics contact reception to arrange an alternative appointment).

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 – £8.60 per item
  • 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

 
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