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Len Valley Practice
Groom Way Lenham Maidstone Kent ME17 2QF
Tel: (01622) 858 341
Fax: Not Applicable
Out of Hours: 111
The next Practice Closure Afternoon will be from 1pm on: Tuesday 16th October 2018

Please order your Repeat Prescriptions via Patient Access.
Please click the icon below to access the page:

To use this service you must register for 'Patient Access'.

To register, please go to the Reception desk.
Please bring 2 forms of ID.
One MUST be PHOTO ID, and one with proof of address. You will NOT be able to register without these forms of ID.
You cannot register for this service online.

Parents/Guardians can register children up to the age of 16 years, after which the service will be disabled for them, and they must re-register themselves.







































 

 

Repeat Prescriptions & Dispensary   

If you normally pay for your prescriptions, the charge is currently £8.80 per item.
 

Lenham Dispensary will be open from:                                                                                               
8:30am until 12:30 and 2pm until 6:30pm, Monday to Friday   
                                                               
Harrietsham Dispensary will remain open from:
8:30am until 1pm and 3:30pm until 6pm
(except Wednesday afternoons, when the surgery is closed)


Dispensary Information Leaflet - Read Here »

 
 
Dispensary
Opening
Hours

 
Monday to Friday
8.30am -12.30pm & 2.00pm -6.30pm
Dispensary phones will be answered from:
Monday to Friday
9.30am -12.30pm & 2.00pm -6.30pm

As we are a rural practice, we are allowed to dispense prescriptions to patients who live more than 0.6km as the crow flies from a dispensing pharmacy. For any patient within that boundary, prescriptions will need to be taken to a community pharmacy.
All repeat prescriptions are subject to regular review by the doctors to assess whether routine blood tests, blood pressures etc are required. There are strict guidelines on the monitoring of many drugs; the doctors at Len Valley Practice take this very seriously to ensure there is no adverse impact on your health.
The majority of patients who have repeat medications will have had a Clinical Management Plan tailored to their specific medical problems and medications. The plan allows coordinated recall for medication reviews, the necessary blood tests and other tests to be undertaken. This is sometimes followed by a review with the patients usual doctor, either by surgery or telephone appointment.

The Clinical Management Plan is attached to your record and usually involves six monthly or yearly visits to the practice for the necessary tests. We hope that this cuts down the number of routine appointments required for many patients, as well as patients time.

Those patients for whom we dispense, your items will be ready within 4 working days from the time of request.
Those patients for whom we do not dispense, please allow 2 working days to collect your prescription.

Pre-Payment Certificate (PPC)

For those patients on 2 or more medications per month, it is possible to apply for a pre-payment certificate. this works like a season ticket and allows you to pay for medication in advance.

To apply online
Click HERE.
or Call: (0300) 330 1341

You MUST bring your pre-payment certificate with you when collecting your medication.

How to order repeat prescriptions

  • Hand in or post repeat medication requests to either surgery. Please only order items you require.
  • Order repeat prescriptions online via Patient Access - Click on the 'Order Your Repeat Medication' Tab (next to this one)

Chargeable Services
Prescriptions for stokings, dressings and catheters etc are drug appliances which incur a prescription charge for each type of appliance prescribed.

 Delivery Service

This service relies on volunteer drivers.
It operates on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and Friday mid-afternoon.
To be eligable for this service you must be; Housebound, MDS patient or under District Nurse care.
If you feel you are eligable for this service you must register at the dispensary by completing an application form, which will then be reviewed and you will be contacted with the decision.
First delivery of each month is free. Thereafter the charge is £5 per delivery.

 Travel Vaccinations

   
Rabies (course of 3) £150.00
Japanese Encephalitis £80.00 per dose
Meningitis ACWY Vaccine £70.00
Malaria £2.80 per tablet
Doxycycline 40p per tablet

Travel vaccinations for Hep A, Typhoid and Revaxis are chargeable to non-Len Valley patients.
Payment in advance.
Payment Methods
We accept cash, debit or credit card (except American Express).
Cheques are no longer accepted.
 

FREE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR CANCER PATIENTS

All cancer patients are entitled to apply for a 5-year exemption certificate, which will entitle them to all their NHS prescriptions free of charge, not just those relating to cancer. The certificate can be renewed as many times as necessary and will not have to be returned if the patient's condition changes.

Application forms can be collected from GP surgeries and oncology clinics from today and must be countersigned by the patient's GP, hospital doctor or service doctor.

The scheme will be extended to include all patients with long-term conditions in due course.

Cancer patients urged to apply for free prescriptions from today

Other allowed exemptions are;

Under 16 years old
16-18 years old in full time education
Over 60 years old
Maternity (valid for 12 months only)
Medical exemption certificate (valid for 5 years)
NHS Tax Credits exemption certificate
HC2 certificate (Low Income Scheme certificate)
All contraceptives