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COVID-19 vaccinations

Please DO NOT call or email the Practice asking when your COVID Vaccination (either first or second dose) is going to be.

We are currently working through Cohorts 5 & 6 and catching up with the very last of previous cohorts.

There have been very thorough assessments made of those deemed to be 'clinically extremely vulnerable' and 'higher risk of serious disease and mortality' so there is no need to clarify this with the practice.

We have processes to ensure no one is missed and you will be contacted shortly if you have not yet had your first dose.

Do not contact the surgery to ask about your vaccination unless it is to provide an up to date mobile number via mullion.healthcentre@nhs.net with the title "mobile number".

Here is the Government Website link which is useful with regards to the vaccination programme and definitions.

Gov't website COVID-19 vaccination advice

Government Priority list

1. Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers

2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers

3. All those 75 years of age and over

4. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals

5. All those 65 years of age and over

6. All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality

7. All those 60 years of age and over

8. All those 55 years of age and over

9. All those 50 years of age and over 

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): £9.15 (as of 1 April 2020)
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 13 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

 

Dressings for Patients seen in the surgery ( 01 Feb 2018)

The NHS does not fund GPs to supply dressings which are used for patients when they attend the surgery. Until recently we have supplied dressings out of our own funds. However, this is no longer sustainable and with effect from 01 February 2018 we are issuing prescriptions for dressings used in the practice.

Patients who are exempt prescription charges will not notice any change as we can process the prescriptions on behalf of the patient and obtain the dressings required from a pharmacy. ( Patients will required to indicate the reason for exemption ).

Patients who are not exempt prescription charges will be asked to pay a prescription charge which is currently £9.15 for each item or dressing being used at their appointment with the practice nurse.

 

 

 
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