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FLU CLINICS 2020

The Mullion Health Centre & Constantine Surgery will be having Flu clinics on

Saturday 3rd October 2020 9.00 - 12.00 & 1.00 - 3.30 (closed 12.00pm-1.00pm for lunch/cleaning). 

Saturday 10th October 2020 9.00 - 12.00 & 1.00 - 3.30 (closed 12.00pm-1.00pm for lunch/cleaning).

Ruan Village Hall. Saturday 24th October 9.00 - 12.00

The Lizard reading room Saturday 24th October 1.00 - 4.00

ALL VACCINATIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Clinics are reserved for specific at risk groups patients aged 65 years and older & for patients aged under 65 but at clinical risk.

There is currently no Flu vaccine available for the new cohort of patients aged 50 - 64 with no underlying medical condition, vaccination for this group of patients will not commence until mid November

Flu Clinics will be a different this year, due to COVID-19. Please remember:

  • Do not attend if you are unwell, especially if you have a new continuous cough, a fever or anosmia (loss of taste/smell).
  • Maintain social distancing of 2m as per guidelines for healthcare.
  • Patients of the same household that fit into the same category (over 65 years) can attend and queue together.
  • Wear a mask or face covering, unless you have an exemption.
  • Wear loose fitting clothing.
  • Toilet facilities will be closed, please go before you attend!
  • The car park may be busy, please drive in slowly. If you live locally you may wish to walk, if possible. You may also park in the free public car park nearby.
  • No other services will be offered during the clinics (unless there is a threat to life).
  • There will be further clinics scheduled in due course.

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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