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Protected Time for Learning

The Practice is supported by NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group to provide and facilitate important training and learning events for GP's and practice staff to help them keep up to date with relevant information and continue to deliver the services at the Practice.

The Practice will be closed from 12.30pm on Tuesday 15th June 2021.

When the Practice is closed, there will be an On-Call GP service running. In cases of medically urgent problems, please phone the Practice for instructions on how to contact the On-Call GP service.

Please ensure you order/collect your prescriptions and medication in plenty of time.

Thank you


The NHS prescribes 50 million inhalers in England a year, 70% of these inhalers are metered-dose inhalers (MDIs). MDIs contribute to nearly 4% of the entire NHS carbon footprint and about 25% of the General Practice prescribing carbon footprint.

Dry Powder Inhalers (DPIs) are an alternative that do not contain a propellant and have a small fraction of the carbon footprint of MDIs.

The most commonly used inhaler in the UK has a carbon footprint of 28kg per inhaler. That’s the same as driving 175miles in a car. DPIs on the other hand typically have a carbon footprint of less than 1kg, that’s only a 4 mile drive! If you would like to discuss switching your current inhaler(s) to a more environmentally friendly alterative, please get in contact with the surgery.

We would also like to ask our patients to return all used inhalers to our dispensary or a pharmacy for safe disposal. They should not be put into household waste as even after the inhaler is empty it still contains significant amounts of these environmentally damaging gases.

Inhaler


Planning to Travel Abroad?

From 17 May international travel will be permitted to a limited number of countries and in some cases proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required. The mechanism for proving your vaccine status is through the NHS app. For those who cannot access the NHS app you can request written proof that you have received your Covid-19 vaccination by contacting the NHS on 119. Please do not contact your GP practice.

 You can find out more at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-confirms-traffic-light-list-ahead-of-cautious-return-to-international-travel


 


We are moving to a new system for booking COVID vaccinations. You will receive a text message inviting you to book your own appointment at a time convenient to you.

Because of this it is now more important than ever that we hold an up to date mobile number for you as we invite you to book for your COVID vaccination. Using the link below will allow you to consent to receiving text messages from us and allow you to update us of any contact detail changes.

https://www.mysurgerywebsite.co.uk/secure/sms.aspx?p=B82063

Thank you.


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
  • 2 items: £18.30
  • 3 items: £27.45
  • 4 items: £36.60

PRE-PAYMENT CERTIFICATES

  • 3 Months: £30.25
    (4 items in 3 month period - £36.60)
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
    (14 items in a 12 month period:  £128.10)
    Option to pay by a single payment or a monthly Direct Debit Installments

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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