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New GP Partner

It is with great pleasure that the practice wishes to announce the appointment of Dr Taraq Waheed as a new GP Partner as of 1 October 2012.

Appointments

To understand how to book any appointments, whether in advance or on the day, please see the appointments section

Out of Hours

If you need a doctor in an emergency from 6.30pm to 8.00am weekdays, weekends and bank holidays, ring 0845 408 8000 or, for medical advice, ring an NHS Direct nurse on 0845 4647.

Test Results

Please telephone 01278 764244 between 2pm and 4pm for any results of blood tests, x-rays etc. Give your full name, address and date on which your test was carried out.

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). Currently the following are exempt from charges:

  • Men and women over 60 years
  • People under 16 years
  • People under 19 years in full time education
  • Pregnant women and mothers up to one year after the birth
  • People on income support or family credit
  • People suffering from epilepsy, diabetes, hypothyroidism, diabetes insipidus, Addison's disease, myasthenia gravis.

For other patients the NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which Government has thought it reasonable to charge those who can afford to pay for their medicines. If you have to pay for prescriptions, and if you need extensive medication, prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings- see leaflet P11 for details. 

 


NHS charges

 
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