Closures For Training
We are closed for staff training on the following Tuesday afternoons from 1.00 pm:
21st January 2020
11th February 2020
13th March 2020
If you need regular (repeat) medication you will be given a repeat prescription slip. You can request your repeat medication by:
Prescriptions are normally available 48 hours after request (excluding weekends and Bank Holidays).
If you are on repeat medication we review your records annually to assess what appointments you may need for us to safely continue your medication. You will then be contacted to arrange these tests or appointments, including letting you know which members of staff you need to see and how long the appointment needs to be. You may not need any tests or appointments, for example if you are being followed in hospital appointments and in this case we will not contact you and you don't need to take further action. If you do not respond to our requests to arrange tests or appointments we may have to limit the amount of medication we issue, or in rare cases stop the medication (for medication which may be unsafe if not monitored).
DispensingWe are a dispensing practice and are able to dispense medication for all patients who live more than a mile from a chemist. Unfortunately, we are prevented by law from dispensing medication to patients who live within a mile of a chemist.
Prescription 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.
From 1 April 2019, the charges are:
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.
The charge for a single prescription item is £9.00, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £29.10 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.
Dispensary Opening Times
Don't forget you can request medication 24 hours a day via phone (01522 754649) or online.
For medication queries outside of practice opening hours please telephone 111.
Inhaler Recycling Scheme
Did you know that we have an inhaler recycling bin at Nettleham Medical Practice? You can drop off all unwanted or used inhalers to the dispensary for recycling!
Thank you for your support with this scheme.
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