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Please be aware that Healthera will no longer be taking order for prescriptions from 30th September. You can still order your prescription by using any of the following:
- signing up the the NHS App;
- by email to prescriptions.OrchardPractice@nhs.net
- by blue slip or letter
Please note, we are not able to take prescription requests over the phone.
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.
From 1 April 2021, the charges are:
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Repeat prescriptions will be issued at the doctor's discretion and are normally for patients on long-term treatment.
Requests for prescriptions should be made using the NHS App or in writing to the surgery
Patients who currently have gluten free foods on prescription should have by now have received a letter from the practice regarding these. We will only be providing long life bread or bread mixes on prescription. If you have any queries regarding this please contact Customer Services for the NHS in West Kent on 0800 0850 850.
Please allow 72 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.