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New Patient Registrations
Looking for a doctor?Please contact the practice and arrange to complete a new patient registration form and health questionnaire.  You will need proof of identity and proof of address with you when you register.

Late Night Clinics
We are pleased to announce that we now hold late night appointments up until 7:30pm every Monday night. Please note that reception is closed to general queries and prescription collections.

Cancellations
Please try to keep your appointment and arrive at the surgery in good time. If you are unable to make your appointment, please tell us as soon as possible so we can offer your appointment to another patient.

Out of Hours
If you need to see a doctor outside normal surgery hours, please telephone the normal practice number – 01274 224 888 – and you will be directed to our emergency on-call doctor service.  Alternatively, you can call 111 for any health queries.

Test results
Please telephone after 2pm for test results.

There are several ways that you can get help with your prescription costs, depending on your circumstances.


Prescription Prepayment Certificates

Prescription prepayment certificates (PPC) are available in England and they can save you money.

Prescription costs as of April 1 2012

  • The current prescription charge is £7.65 (£15.30 per pair of elastic hosiery). Please note from April 1 2013 the single item prescription charge will rise to £7.85 (£15.70 per pair of elastic hosiery).
  • A three monthly PPC is £29.10. This saves you money if you need four or more items in three months.
  • A 12 month certificate is £104.00 and saves money if 14 or more items are needed in 12 months.

PPCs are available by 10 monthly direct debit instalment payments. The prescription prepayment certificates allow anyone to obtain all the prescriptions they need for £2 per week. 

Find out more about the prescription prepayment certificate.


Medical Exemptions

People with certain medical conditions can get free NHS prescriptions if:

  • they have one of the conditions listed below and
  • they hold a valid medical exemption certificate.

Medical exemption certificates are issued on application to people who have:

  • A permanent fistula (for example caecostomy, colostomy, laryngostomy or ileostomy) requiring continuous surgical dressing or requiring an appliance
  • A form of hypoadrenalism (for example Addison's disease) for which specific substitution therapy is essential
  • Diabetes insipidus or other forms of hypopituitarism
  • Diabetes mellitus, except where treatment is by diet alone
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Myxoedema (that is, hypothyroidism requiring thyroid hormone replacement)
  • Epilepsy requiring continuous anticonvulsive therapy
  • A continuing physical disability which means the person cannot go out without the help of another person. Temporary disabilities do not count even if they last for several months

Or are undergoing treatment for cancer:

  • including the effects of cancer, or
  • the effects of current or previous cancer treatment

Also read the Medical exemption certificate FAQ.

How to apply for a Medical exemption certificate

To apply for a Medical exemption certificate ask your doctor for an FP92A form. Your GP, hospital or service doctor will sign the form to confirm that your statement is correct. At your GP's discretion, a member of the practice who has access to your medical records can also sign the form.

Your certificate will be valid from one month before the date that the NHS Business Authrority receives the application form.

The MedEx lasts for five years and then needs to be renewed. You may receive a reminder that your certificate needs to be renewed. If you don't receive a reminder, it is your responsibility to ensure that it is renewed.

You can find more information about the application process and refunds on the NHS Business Authority's website.

 
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