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PLEASE READ OUR NEW EAR SYRINGING GUIDELINES, FOUND ON THE RIGHT SIDE UNDER FURTHER INFORMATION

Car Parking Information

We have recently changed the layout of the car park. We now have a Staff only area and a Patient only area. This has increased the number of spaces for patients to 6, including 1 disabled bay.  If the car park is full there is alternative parking nearby at Sainsburys, Maryport Street, Monday Market Street or Sidmouth Street.

Thank you very much in advance for your co-operation in this matter.

St James Surgery

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.



NHS PRESCRIPTION CHARGES

From 1 April 2017, the charges are:-

  • The current prescription charge is £8.60 per item (£17.20 per pair of elastic hosiery).
  • A three monthly PPC is £29.10 and will save you money if you need more than three prescribed items in three months.  
  • A 12-month certificate is £104.00 and will save you money if you need more than 12 prescribed items in a year.

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.

If you need to access the services below then medicines are free:

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees follow this link http://www.nhs.uk/nhsengland/Healthcosts/pages/Prescriptioncosts.aspx