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Important Information Regarding GP Extended Access Appointments:

With effect from Monday 16 September, Donnington is no longer funded to provide extended hours appointments (between 6.30pm - 8.00pm) for patients registered at Charlton Medical Practice, and will only be able to offer extended hours appointments for Donnington patients two nights per week instead of three - Mondays and Wednesdays.

Telford & Wrekin CCG have commissioned an alternative extended hours service which will be accessible to all patients up to 8pm every night of the week, weekends and bank holidays. The service will be held at various locations, either at Stirchley Medical Practice or one of the Teldoc surgeries. If you would like to book an appointment, please contact your own practice as usual (all practices have access to the extended hours system).

 

Telford Health Hearts:   https://www.telfordccg.nhs.uk/your-health/telford-healthy-hearts

NHS Apps Library:   https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library

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

From 1 April 2019, the charges are: 

    • 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 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.  The charge for a single prescription item is £9.00, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £29.10 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

 
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