Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
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 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
This scheme allows some pharmacies to supply treatment for certain conditions for free on the NHS, as well as offering you advise and support about how to care for minor conditions yourself. Anyone who doesn't normally have to pay for prescriptions from a GP (eg. under 16's, over 60's, on benefits etc) is eligible for the scheme and will not need to pay for the medicine that the pharmacy suggests. However, if you normally pay for your prescriptions you will have to pay a prescription charge for the medication provided. The medicines covered by the scheme can vary at different pharmacies so you will need to speak to your local pharmacy about what they offer.
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Back ache, sprains and strains
Headache and fever
Heartburn / indigestion
Minor fungal infections
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