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Patient Participation Group

We are holding a Patient Participation Forum on Friday 21st February at 12.30 at the Little Lever Health Centre. Please come along to this forum as we would like to know any suggestions you may have and also your feedback on the care we provide.

Human Coronavirus

If you have any concerns that you have been exposed or become infected with the coronavirus, please phone NHS 111 for further advice.

NHS Advice:https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Please click on the link below for an update on Coronavirus.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

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): £9.00
  • 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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