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Frequently Asked Questions

Notice: 

Albion Street Group Practice and Park Medical Practice are considering becoming one partnership, but continuing to operate from two separate clinical sites for now.  Patients will still access all their usual care at the practice at which they are currently registered (ie there are no changes to the place where patients access their care). Please see the document "Frequently asked questions"  for more details' This will be discusses again at the next patient Participation Group meetings in each practice.

Dates of future  Albion Street Group meetings are:

Tuesday 30th April 6:30pm

Tuesday 30th July 6:30pm

Thursday 7th November 2pm

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): £8.60 (£17.20 per pair of elastic hosiery)
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10 - You will save you money if you need more than three prescribed items in three months.

Help with prescription costs - Health costs - NHS Choices http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/Prescriptioncosts.aspx

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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