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28 day Prescriptions

Following national guidance, we are changing our prescription policy to only prescribe medicines for a maximum of 28 days at a time.

The benefits are:

  1. More opportunity to review your medicines regularly, which is especially important for long term conditions such as diabetes.
  2. Companies manufacture most medicines in 28 day packs. These have patient leaflets inside and ideally they should be supplied to you as a complete pack. These packs also allow you to check that you have taken all your medication.
  3. Less waste by ensuring that when medicines are stopped/or changed, only the remainder of the 28 day pack will be discarded.

If you have to pay for your prescriptions, you may be able to save money with a Prescription Prepayment Certificate.

For more information on prepayment certificates, contact the NHS Business Services Authority on 0845 850 0030 or visit

Repeat Dispensing

This is a new way of getting your medicines without having to ask the surgery for a prescription each time.

We will give you up to twelve prescriptions at a time that will be sent electronically to your chosen pharmacy. You can then collect your prescriptions form the pharmacist, without having to come to the surgery.

Your pharmacist will inform you when you have been given you last prescription form the ‘batch’ issued by the surgery, and at that point, you will be asked to contact the surgery for a medication review, this can be done by telephone.

Once you have had your medication review, a further ‘batch’ of prescriptions will be sent to your pharmacy for them to dispense to you.

Please ask your pharmacist for further advice and guidance

Thank you

Long Lane Surgery

NonNHS Reports/Medicals

It is not necessary to make an appointment with the doctor if you require a doctor to sign a form, complete a claim form or provide a certificate.  Simply hand the form to a receptionist together with your payment who will pass your form to a doctor for completion.

Practice Fees and Charges January 2017

Jan 2017


·            To Whom It May Concern – letter written on headed paper for the benefit of the patient including a report or statement




·            Standard report – eGPR Clinical system generated report


·            Standard report with medical examination


·            Supplementary questions/ additional questionnaire received with initial request


·            Letter providing further clarification to original report


SOLICITORS – must be made in writing by solicitor with patient’s consent


·            Standard report


·            Letter providing further clarification to original report


·            Power of attorney (if patient attends surgery)


·            Power of attorney (if patient requires home visit)


EMPLOYERS – must be made in writing by employer with patient’s consent


·            Medical report (up to 1 page) e.g. details of sickness


·            Pension medical (includes urine test) - medical examination


·            Pre-employment medical (includes urine test) - medical examination


·            Fitness to return to work/ employee medical


·            Food Handler Medical report




Insurance Claims for Sickness/ Accident/ Holiday Cancellation/ Camp America


Duplicate forms handed in at the same time

£10 each

Access to Medical Records under Data Protection Act


Copy of Medical Records under Data Protection Act


Private Prescription (for non-NHS items required for travel)


Private Sick Notes


Medical Certificate requiring only a doctor’s signature


Council Tax Discount Application (cannot charge for mentally impaired)


Council Travel Concessions


Photocopies of Results

50p per sheet



Letter for School/ College/ Fitness to Travel/ Medication for Travel/ Fitness to Exercise/ To Whom it May Concern


£20 under 16 yrs



LGV/ HGV/ PSV/ Elderly Driver’s Medical


Taxi Medical


Post Road Traffic Accident Medical


Private single consultation includes ‘overseas’ patients (up to 15 minutes)


Prescription Exemption Forms



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