The Cottons Medical CentreMeadow LaneRaundsNorthants, NN9 6UATel: 01933 623327
When prescribing medicines to you, we are committed to quality and cost effectiveness. We will try to optimise your individual treatment, balancing this against the need to spread fairly the NHS cash limited resources. We operate a 28-day dispensing policy in accordance with national guidelines.
You can help us to help you by being careful to take your medication as directed and by reading any patient advice leaflet that is often enclosed with your medicine and reporting back any side-effects as necessary.
If you require repeat medication, please use your repeat prescription slip, which can be left at reception, posted or faxed to the surgery. Telephone requests for repeat prescriptions are not accepted. If you require your prescription to be posted, please include a stamped addressed envelope.
Please allow up to 48 hours (2 working days) to collect a prescription from the surgery.
We are now using Electronic Prescribing in the practice. More information on this service can be accessed through the website below:
EPS - patient leaflet
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.
From 1 April 2017, the charges are:
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 £8.60, 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
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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