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18
Mar 2017
NHS prescriptions update

We have had word from the Department of Health that the cost of NHS prescriptions in England will be rising on the 1st of April 2017 to £8.60 per item (an increase of 20p). If you pay for your prescriptions please be aware of this increase that is a Government levy, not a payment to the pharmacy (the NHS takes all the £8.60s off the pharmacy at the end of each month). If you pay for prescriptions and need more than three items in a three month period, you would save money with a prepayment certificate. These cost £29.10 for three months or £104.00 for twelve months and cover all NHS prescriptions dispensed while they are valid. Prepayment certificates can be purchased over the phone or online from the NHS or we can set it up for you over the phone.

If you have medication prescribed on a private prescription, our charges are not changing and are still very competitive (and much cheaper than Boots and Lloyds!) so please get in touch for a tailored quote. Private prescriptions, like NHS ones, can be delivered to any convenient address country wide.

Finally, have you heard of NHS Repeat Dispensing? This service aims to make getting your medication even quicker and more convenient as there isn't the need to order a new prescription from the doctor every time. Instead, your GP will issue a series of "batch" prescriptions, which we will dispense at regular intervals as and when you need them. This can even be earlier than expected if you have a holiday booked, taking the hassle out of obtaining a prescription from the doctor before you travel. Contact us today to find out more about this, or any of our services.

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