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UPCOMING BANK HOLIDAY CLOSING DATES

Please note we will be closed on:

  • Monday 2nd May 2022 
  • Thursday 2nd June 2022
  • Friday 3rd June 2022 

Our Mission Statement

The Wand Medical Centre aims to provide first class up to date healthcare to the community while maintaining a family doctor relationship with all patients enabling continuity of care throughout a patient’s life. The Practice will continue to provide patient focused services using the criteria of clinical excellence providing healthcare to the community with equity and equality of access.

The Practice will invest in the development of healthcare staff enabling a highly skilled workforce to deliver the services required by the health economy. The Practice will integrate where possible with all allied clinical partners such as other primary care providers, secondary care hospitals and private healthcare organisations in order to encompass a full health service for the patient.

The practice will comply and encourage the principles of patient choice and ownership of services in order to provide an equitable service tailored to the patients needs.


The NHS currently spends around £136 million a year on prescriptions for medicines that can be bought from a pharmacy or supermarket, such as paracetamol. Please help the NHS by not requesting over the counter medications on prescription.

By reducing the amount it spends on over the counter medicines, the NHS can give priority to treatments for people with more serious conditions, such as cancer, diabetes and mental health problems.

At Wand Medical, we are currently engaged with Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group in a review of all NHS prescriptions. Details of this national review can be found here.

The review has several goals:

  • To provide patients with medications which are clinically proven in research to give benefit.
  • To prescribe medications which have the fewest possible risks or side effects.
  • To prescribe medications which are the most cost effective – this may mean the brand or the preparation of the drug is changed.
  • To encourage self-care for minor self-limiting conditions – this may mean that requests for certain medications are declined by the practice. You may be advised that you should purchase certain medications directly from a pharmacy.

If you have concerns that your medications have been affected by the changes , please contact the surgery and the doctors will review this on a case by case basis

NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

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

 
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