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Flu Vaccination clinics have been running since September.

We have offered vaccinations to all patients aged 65 years and over and have been pleased with the response to our invitations. There are still quite a number of patients who have not yet advised us if they do want the vaccination or not this year. Letting us know makes it far easier for us to know how much additional vaccine we need to source.

We are still booking clinics for all patients aged under 65 years with Chronic Conditions who are considered at risk. Pregnant women and children aged 2 - 3 years. There are several flu vaccines available and patients will be booked for the one that is most effective for their age.

Our last delivery of vaccine for the Under 65 year age group has arrived today and appointments are still available. We would encourage anyone who hasn't yet responded to an invitation, or thinks they are entitled to a vaccination but hasn't received an invitation to contact us as soon as possible.

For those that have received a text invitation who do not wish to be vaccinated this year it is possible to reply to the text message with the word 'decline' and this will opt you out of any further invitations and makes it easier for us to plan clinics.

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): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

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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