Northgate SurgeryNorthgatePontefractWest Yorkshire, WF8 1NFTel: 01977 703635
Carers and the flu jab - it is really important that as the main carer for an elderly or disabled person, you look after yourself. Please book in for your flu jab. It would really help us look after you, if you identified yourself as a carer when you are next in Practice. Thanks
Listen to the Bear. (Please click the speaker at the bottom of the video that you are re-directed to.)
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions. Patients using online prescription ordering must also note that you will not be able to order repeat medication if a medication review is due. Once you have had your review you will be able to access online services.
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
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
At Northgate surgery we are working with the Lowering Antimicrobial prescribing (LAMP) project.
We thank all of our patients and staff for their support with this.
Some useful resources
Here are a few guidelines to help you judge how long some common illnesses and symptoms should last for:
Most people are better by
Earache (middle ear infection)
Sinusitis (adults only)
For more information visit www.nhs.uk/keepantibioticsworking
If you’re not starting to improve by these guide times, contact the surgery.
Please click here to be taken to the Antibiotic Guardian Page.
The Practice no longer accepts repeat prescription requests from pharmacies on behalf of patients. We are aware that the online pharmacist, 'Pharmacy2U' is currently mailing Wakefield residents advising of the services that they can provide. Please note that our policy also applies to Pharmacy 2U and therefore if you choose to nominate Pharmacy 2U to dispense your medicines, you will still need to order your own prescription from the surgery.
All Pharmacies are still able to collect your repeat prescription from the surgery once it has been processed and deliver your medicines to you if they offer these services. Please be assured that the practice has not provided Pharmacy 2U with your details and we are not affiliated to them in any way.
Please click the following link regarding the recent prescription changes from the CCG. Please click here.
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