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Len Valley Practice
Groom Way
Lenham
Maidstone
Kent
ME17 2QF

Tel: 01622 858341

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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 6:30pm (except Wednesday afternoons, when the surgery is closed)

 

Changes to your Medicines - Read here »

Dispensary Information Leaflet - Read Here »

Aswe are a rural practice, we are allowed to dispense prescriptions to patients who live more than a mile from a chemist. For any patient within the mile boundary, prescriptions will need to be taken to a community pharmacy.

All repeat prescriptions are subject to regular review by the doctors. Each doctor regularly reviews up to 40 prescriptions per day to assess whether further blood tests, blood pressures etc are required. There are strict guidelines on the monitoring of many drugs which the doctors at Len Valley Practice take 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.

Please allow 48 hours (excluding weekends and Bank holidays) to collect your prescription. For those whom we dispense for, your items will be ready within 4 working days from the time of request.

How to order repeat prescriptions

  • By ticking the relevant items on the computerised repeat slip, originally found on the right of your prescription.  Either hand in, post or fax to dispensary on 01622 850441. If you would like us to post your prescription back to you please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

  •  Order repeat prescriptions online - click here


Chargeable Services

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

Travel Vaccinations

Yellow Fever £50.00
Rabies (course of 3) £135.00
Japanese Encephalitis £80.00 per dose
Meningitis ACWY Vaccine £72.02
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

 
 
 
 

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