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Littlebourne Surgery Temporary Closure

Unfortunately, do due to staff shortages and social distancing during these uncertain times we have had temporarily close Littlebourne Surgery to our patients. 

Please note: Repeat prescription requests can still be posted through the letter box for processing the usual way. However, please highlight from the list below how you prefer to collect your prescription when it is ready for collection by writing a note detailing your preferred option on the prescription request:

  1. Collect from a Nominated Pharmacy (our preferred option)
  2. Collect in person from Littlebourne Surgery
  3. Posted to your home address via first class post

If you have a health issue and need to speak to a clinician please telephone the surgery on 01227 721515, you will be triaged by a clinician and invited to attend one of our other two sites (Bridge Health Centre or London Road) if a face to face appointment is deemed neccessary.


 Cossington House Surgery Temporary Closure

Unfortunately, do due to staff shortages during these uncertain times we have had temporarily close Cossington House Surgery to our patients. 

Please note: Repeat prescription requests can still be posted through the letter box for processing the usual way. However, please highlight from the list below how you prefer to collect your prescription when it is ready for collection by writing a note detailing your preferred option on the prescription request:

  1. Collect from a Nominated Pharmacy
  2. Collect in person from London Road Surgery
  3. Posted to your home address via first class post

If you have a health issue and need to speak to a clinician please telephone the surgery on 01227 763377, you will be triaged by a clinician and invited to attend one of our other two sites (London Road or Bridge Health Centre) if a face to face appointment is deemed neccessary.

 Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this temporary arrangement may cause you

On behalf of the Partners thank you for your co-operation - Canterbury Medical Practice


COVID 19 - Medication Information 

As a practice, we recognise that supply of medication is crucial at this difficult time and that it is natural to feel anxious about any disruption. We are assured that no significant shortages are expected, and there are plans in place to maintain supplies. It's important that patients only order what they need at the usual time. There is no need to stockpile or order earlier than usual. This will help limit the pressure on our reception staff, dispensary and community pharmacies. If you are self-isolating, another adult can collect medication on your behalf - it doesn't need to be a relative. We will update patients as soon as possible if there any changes to prescription systems. Thank you for your co-operation

Non-NHS Services

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes
  • Vaccination certificates

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.

Isn't the NHS supposed to be free?

The NHS provides most health care to most people free of charge but there are exceptions such as prescription charges which have existed since 1951. The charge is made because the cost of the service is not covered under the NHS, such as medical reports for insurance companies.

The Government's contract with the GP covers medical services to NHS patients. Organisations such as insurance companies involve GPs in non-medical work because they are in a position of trust in the community or because an employer wants to be sure that the information provided is true.

What are the costs? 

 Fees for copies of health records of living patients - Up to a maximum of £50.00

Fees to allow patients access to their own health records where no copy is required - Up to a maximum of £10.00

We have a range of certificates and claim forms; Holiday Cancellation forms, insurance certificates, Insurance claim forms etc. Which usually range from £30.00 - £63.00

Extract from records £67.00

Report on a pro forma, no examination £89.50

Written report without examination, providing a detailed opinion and statement on the condition of the patient £133.00

For a more detailed price list please contact us.

We accept cash and cheques supported by a cheque guarantee card.

VAT no. 881 3610 26

This pricelist has been taken from the BMA website, for more information, click here.

 
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