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It is with regret that we are informing you that Dr Mercer has decided to resign as a Partner and from Lawn Medical Centre from Easter of this year. We would like to reassure you that you will continue to receive the highest quality of care from our Doctors and Nurses and we hope to have another GP in place by April. We are sure you will want to join us in thanking Dr Mercer for his many years of service, and wish him all the best for the future as he takes time to pursue his other interests

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): £8.60 (from 1.4.17)
  • 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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