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Patient Survey – Take Part Now to Help Shape the New Extended Hours Service for local GP Practices


A Patient Survey is now open for local people to help plan longer opening hours for GP practices by Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).


The quick confidential survey takes just minutes to complete and aims to help the CCGs find out who would be interested in the new extended hours service and when people would be most likely to use it.


To take part in the survey click here 


https://tinyurl.com/Extended-Access-Survey


The survey closes on Friday, 25 May at 5pm. It is open to all patients over 16 registered at a practice listed with Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin CCGs.


Dr Stephen James, Clinical Director for Primary Care speaking on behalf of both Shropshire CCG and Telford and Wrekin CCG in this joint project, urged people to complete a survey.


He said: “It will really help us shape the service if people can just spare a few minutes to complete the survey. This will help us find out the level of interest in the service and how people would like to use it.


“In particular, the patient survey is looking at people’s preferred days and times for appointment over the evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.”


If you need help completing the survey, or need a paper copy, for assistance please contact:


Phil Morgan, Primary Care Manager, on 01743 277500 or email: philip.morgan3@nhs.net

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): £8.60 from 1st April 2017
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

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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