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Birthday Annual Review

From April 2014 we will be changing the way we manage patients with long term health conditions.      Patients who have conditions such as diabetes, asthma, COPD, hypothyroidism, cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure will have a single review for all their long term medical problems each year in the month of their birthday .  This will reduce the number of visits patients have to make to have their long term conditions monitored which we hope will be much more convenient.  We would encourage you to contact the practice around the time of your birthday to book a Birthday Review  appointment if this applies to you.

Transferring from the old system to a birthday review system is going to be challenging and may result in some patients being seen earlier or later than they initially expected.  The doctors would like to thank all their patients for their support whilst we are implementing these changes



Prescription Requests

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WE ARE NOW OPERATING OUR NEW AND IMPROVED PATIENT ACCESS SERVICE which combines patient access to online prescription ordering, booking GP appointments and accessing your summary care medical record. 


Repeat prescriptions can be obtained in the following ways. We do however ask patients to allow 2 WORKING DAYS in order for us to process your request.


Request at Reception or by Post

Repeat prescriptions can be requested using forms available in reception and then dropping the form in to reception, or simply by posting the slip that comes with your prescription giving your medication details, requests


Telephone Requests.

Repeat prescriptions can be obtained by telephoning the practice on 01278 411520. Patients should ensure that they have their medication details to hand before ringing.   Patients are also requested to telephone the practice after 2 pm to request repeat prescriptions.




Prescription Charges

The local chemist will ask you to pay for your medicines unless you are exempt from prescription charges. You are entitled to free prescriptions on the NHS if:

  • you are 60 years of age or older
  • you are under 16 years old or under 19 years old in full time education
  • you are on low income, income support or family credit
  • you have a partner who gets Pension Credit guarantee credit (PCGC)
  • you are a pregnant woman or have had a baby in the last 12 months
  • you suffer from certain chronic conditions – please seek advice – or hold other exemption certificates
  • you have been prescribed a free-of-charge contraceptive
  • you are undergoing treatment for cancer, the effects of cancer, or the effects of cancer treatment (NEW: from 1st April 2009).

If you need several regular prescriptions, but cannot get them free, you may save money by buying a 'Season Ticket'. Please ask our receptionist for leaflet FP95, which will give you further information about this.

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