Buckfastleigh Medical Centre

Tel: 01364 642534

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Coronavirus alert

Stay at home for 7 days and self-isolate if you feel hot to touch on your chest or back or if you have a new continuous cough (coughing a lot for more than one hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours). Those you live with also need to self-isolate for 14 days. This will help protect others in our community. 

DO NOT ATTEND THE GP SURGERY OR PHARMACY. Click here for NHS 111 advice including tips to avoid catching / spreading the virus. And click here for what "self-isolation" actually means. If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days then click here for the NHS 111 Online Covid-19 Service. Or call 111 if you have no online access. And here is the Isolation Note for your employer. 

Click here to be clear about what "social distancing" is - we all need to be doing this now, especially if you are over 70, have an underlying health condition or are pregnant.

Daily Government Public Health Information here

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  • Repeat Prescriptions

    Patients can request a repeat prescription by:

    Leaving a completed repeat request with reception or in the post box. 
    Emailing a request to L83070.communications@nhs.net
    Posting us a request.
    Through our online booking system.

    Patients can receive prescriptions by:

    Picking them up from the medical centre, usually on the same day.
    Collecting the completed prescription direct from their nominated pharmacy within 48 hours of receipt by the medical centre.
    Providing us with a stamped addressed envelope (SAE) and we will post back to you.

  • Prescription prepayment certificates

    From 1 April 2019 charges are as follows:

    • Prescription (per item): £9
    • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
    • 3-month PPC: £29.10

    If you will have 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, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £29.10 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.

    There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website