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Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms
Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you have them.
Self-isolation and treatment if you have coronavirus symptoms
Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.
Testing and tracing
Information about testing for coronavirus and what to do if you're contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service.
People at high risk
Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
Social distancing and changes to everyday life
Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services during coronavirus.
GOV.UK: coronavirus – guidance and support
Government information and advice.
Queens Park Medical Centre, Farrer Street, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS18 2AWTel: 01642 618170
Ordering your prescription
There are a number of different ways to order your prescription during the current COVID-19 outbreak.
The surgery offers eRD (Electronic Repeat Dispensing) service which means we can send a batch of certain repeatable prescriptions to your nominated pharmacy for you to collect every month or two, this saves you from coming to the surgery to order your medication each month. To set this up please contact The Prescribing Team at the surgery or if you would like more information please click here
NHS England has calculated it currently spends £136 million on prescriptions for medicines, such as paracetamol, which can be bought from a pharmacy or supermarket and has advised GP's and nurses that they should no longer issue prescriptions for these medicines used to treat a range of minor health conditions. Please see our self-help page for further advice on treating minor illness.
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 their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
If you will need to pay for four or more prescription items in three months or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC. The charge for a single prescription item is £9.15, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £29.65 and a 12 month PPC £105.90.
PPC telephone advice line: 0300 330 134
Buy or renew a PPC online
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
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