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The Westerham and Sundridge GP surgeries
Information for patients about 28 day prescribing
The Department of Health states that:
“A 28 day repeat prescribing interval is recognised by the NHS as making the best possible balance between patient convenience, good medical practice and minimal drug wastage”. It is the West Kent NHS prescribing policy to limit supplies to a maximum of 4 weeks and as a practice we are complying with this.
What about cost?
The vast majority of patients collecting repeat prescriptions do not pay prescription charges; some items are free e.g. Contraception; therefore there will be no difference to these patients in terms of cost.
If you are going to buy 4 or more prescriptions in 3 months, or 14 or more prescriptions in 12 months, the cheapest way to pay for your prescriptions would be to obtain a Prescription Prepayment Certificate.
A 3 or 12 month PPC covers all your prescriptions for that period, no matter how many you need.
A prescription costs £8.80 per item, but a PPC costs:
£29.10 for 3 months
£104 for 12 months
Or 10 monthly instalments of £10.40 if you buy a 12 month PPC. You can buy PPCs online at https://www.gov.uk/get-a-ppc or call the order line and pay by debit or credit card.
PPC order line Telephone: 0300 330 1341
NHS West Kent CCG recognises that there are some factors for consideration when deciding prescription duration for individual patients as exceptions to the usual prescribing policy.
If you feel you have an exemption to 28 day prescribing please discuss this with your surgery.
We welcome any feedback including compliments or comments, as well as any concerns you may wish to raise.
Should you require any further advice please contact:
Kent and Medway Commissioning Support Customer Services Team
Telephone: 03000 424244