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Important Information: Practice Merger

From 18th January 2018 patients previously registered with Kensington Partnership and Mughal Medical Centre will now be able to view and book online appointments at Kensington Street Health Centre, Lower Grange Medical Centre and Mughal Medical Centre.

Please check carefully at which site you are booking at an appointment and only book appointments that you are able to attend.

Kensington Partnership is merging with three other GP Practices, Woodroyd Medical Practice, Dr de Haar & Partners and Mughal Medical Centre, to create one new Practice based at four locations. The new practice will have about 19,000 patients compared to approximately 9,000 currently registered at Kensington Partnership. This will give us the benefit of stability and make us stronger as we face the future. This merger will put us in a much stronger position to recruit the best staff, as top quality doctors and nurses will be attracted to a larger practice with more resources and more influence.

For the first 6 to 12 months it is unlikely that patients will notice any changes, as we work behind the scenes to identify the best ways of doing things across the new practice. 

For more details please read our practice newsletter.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

The standard prescription charge is £8.20 per item.

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 Prescription Prepayment Certificate.

A prescription prepayment certificate costs £29.10 for three months or £104.00 for twelve months.

There are three ways to order or renew a prepayment certificate:

  • On-line: please click here
  • By telephone: 0300 330 1341. You will need to have your debit or credit card details ready if you want to pay in full; or your bank or building society account details ready if you want to pay for a 12-month PPC by 10 monthly Direct Debit instalments.
  • From a pharmacy registered to sell prepayment certificates. The pharmacist will ask you to complete a form, then forward the details to the NHS. You will normally receive your certificate within seven days of the NHS receiving the application. Please note that the option to buy a 12-month certificate by Direct Debit installments is not available if you buy it from a pharmacist: you will have to pay the full price at the time of purchase.   Please click here for a list of pharmacies registered to sell prepayment certificates.

But please be careful to keep your prepayment certificate up-to-date

If a pharmacist issues medicines to you on the basis of a prepayment certificate that is out of date, you could be fined £100 plus the cost of the medicines. There is no reminder system.

 

Exemptions

For information about exemptions from prescription charges, please click here.

If you have a Medical Exemption Certificate, please note that they have to be renewed every five years. If you forget to renew it, you could find yourself facing a fine of up to £100. There is no reminder system.

For further information about Medical Exemption Certificates, please click here. 

 
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