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We are pleased to announce that Dr Henry Seddon will be joining Balance Street Practice on the 1st April 2018. If you have received a letter as of the 1st April 2018 you will be registered with Dr Seddon.


Dr Trewin and Dr Burton are reducing to Part-time as a job share. Dr Seddon will be looking after half of each of their lists. He is an experienced GP and well known to the Partners and we are looking forward to him joining the team.

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): £8.80
  • 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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