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SPORT RELIEF PPG WALKATHON 20 March - our Patient Participation Group (PPG) is organising a Walkathon in aid of Sport Relief on Tuesday 20th March. Please click here for more information about how to join in with the LBMC PPG Walkathon


10 insider tips you don't know about your GP - NHS Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Group Chair Dr Jonathan Griffiths has recently written a blog, giving you an insight into the world of general practice. 10 Insider Tips


SAVE TIME, DO IT ONLINE   - Order your repeat prescriptions online, book and cancel your appointments online. Please ask a member of our Reception team for details about how to register for Online access.


ARE YOU A CARER? If you help a family member, friend or neighbour that has a disability, has a mental illness, has a chronic illness, is frail or has a substance misuse problem with alcohol or drugs, we would like to provide you with relevant information.  Please complete one of our "AM I A CARER?" forms at the Reception desk click on the Carers link in our Further Information Index.


READ THE LATEST PRACTICE NEWSLETTER: LBMC Newsletter - Spring 2018



PRESCRIPTION REQUESTSWe require at least 2 FULL WORKING DAYS to prepare your paper or electronic prescription as per NHS standard. This excludes procurement and dispensing time which is subject to separate clinical and safety standards.  You may not request items which are not on your repeat list due to local health policy restrictions in that items which are used occasionally and are available at a pharmacy must be purchased at a pharmacy, whether you are exempt or not from prescription charges. We encourage patients to register for SystmOnline prescription ordering. Just ask a member of our reception team.

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.

  • £8.60 per prescription item. (From 1st April 2017)
  • £104.00 for a 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC). No change from 1st April 2017.
  • £29.10 for a 3-month PPC. No change from 1st April 2017.

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

Please remember to bring your prescription exemption card with you when collecting your medication.

 
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