Helston Medical CentreTel: 01326 572637
Porthleven SurgeryTel: 01326 562204
We have switched to two clusters for GPs
Green cluster is Dr Adewole, Dr Faulkner, Dr Croker and Dr Gringhuis
Pink cluster is Dr Garman, Dr Tait, Dr Harling, Dr Thomas and Dr Rintoul
CAR PARKING AT HELSTON MEDICAL CENTRE
Car parking remains an issue at the surgery and we are aware for safety purposes we may have to change how the car park is used. We would urge where possible patients and visitors to use the public car park across the road.
This time last year we ordered in our flu vaccines for our eligible patients. We are delighted that they have arrived and we can start protecting our patients from the influenza virus.
If you are eligible - over 65 or in one of the at risk groups e.g. diabetic, coronary heart disease, COPD etc please ask at reception or discuss with your GP/nurse when you attend the practice. We will check whether you are eligible for any other vaccines whilst you are with us. We welcome seeing you each year for your flu vaccine and spend a lot of time planning our flu campaign to ensure that our patients are vaccinated. Please support us, by attending for your flu vaccine that we have reserved for you.
Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
Via the new Waiting Room Software - See the link below and you can complete the form, return it to us and register for "the Waiting Room" software. This will enable you access to your repeat prescriptions to order directly from our system. An individual email address is required for each user.
Waiting room 2 consent letter and form
By Hand – drop your repeat slip in at reception with the required items clearly marked.
By Post – send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
By Fax – to 01326 565525
Online – follow the link at the top of this page and carry out a simple registration.
We are happy to send your prescription to a pharmacy of your choice in the Helston area. Please indicate on your counterfoil which chemist you prefer - please allow an extra couple of days for the pharmacy to receive and dispense the items.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see either a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications.
Please allow two full working days between requesting and collecting your medication from the dispensary. If you are collecting from the chemist of your choice you should add another day. Please also remember to make allowances for weekends and public holidays.
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.
In England, NHS prescriptions are charged per item. As of 1 April 2017 each item costs £8.60 (£17.20 per pair of elastic hosiery).
If you need more than 12 prescribed medicines each year, you could save money with a 12-month PPC.
You can also buy a three-month PPC, which will save you money if you need more than three prescribed medicines in three months.
The charge for a single prescribed medicine is £8.60, whereas a three-month PPC will cost you £29.10 and a 12-month PPC £104.00.
Some people are exempt from paying prescription charges. To qualify for free prescriptions you must be:
You will also be exempt from prescription charges if you or your partner (including civil partners) are named on, or are entitled to an NHS tax credit exemption certificate or a valid HG2 certificate (full help with health costs), or you receive either:
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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