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Healthy Eating Week 10 - 14 June

Every year the British Nutritional Foundation (BNF) hosts a 5 day campaign encouraging people to drink plenty, get active and try something new. More information on the campaign can be found here.

 

Carers Week - 10 - 16 June

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring by highlighting the challenges that carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. Further information on the scheme can be found here.

 

Mens Health Week - 10 - 16 June

Led by the Men's Health Forum, the purpose of Men's Health Week is to raise awareness of preventable health issues and encourage men and boys to seek professional advice for health related problems, for more information click here.

 

Cervical Screening Awareness Week - 10 - 16 June

The aim of Cervical Screening Awareness Week is to increase awareness and make it easier for every eligible woman and person with a cervix to attend cervical screening, you can find out more on the campaign here.

Fundraising and Patient Donations Thank you for all your kind donations and purchases from the book and DVD sale.  We have so far raised a total of £889.76 from the sale of books and DVDs.  We have also received a total of £1,372 from individual patient donations.  Donations will be used to purchase medical equipment for the surgery.

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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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