The Health CentreTel: 01708 343991
Heaton Avenue SurgeryTel: 01708 343300
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Please note we can only take telephone requests for housebound patients.
From time to time we may remind you that you need to see the doctor before more of your medication can be prescribed. Please arrange to do this, as not doing so will delay the preparation of your next prescription.To avoid any risk of error we ask for a written request at least two working days in advance (we cannot accept telephone requests). In most cases you will be given a special computer slip for you to indicate the items required with a tick (please note that any item not ticked will not be prescribed).
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see either a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications.
Please allow two full working days between requesting and collecting your medication.
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have 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.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
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