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Sharing of Medical records

Information Commisioners Office have given advice in relation to recent concerns about the sharing of patient medical records held by GP's. Please click on link below for further information.

Advice to GP's

Update on the current position with the TPP SystmOne Enhanced Data Sharing Model (eDSM)

Please Click on the link below to get the recent update from the NWL Clinical Commissioning Group

NWL Clinical Commisssioning Group Update on sharing records

ZIKA VIRUS

Please find information about the ZIKA virus.

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): £7.85
  • 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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