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NHS prescription charges from 1 May 2024

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced new NHS prescription charges in England.

From 1 May 2024, the NHS prescription charge will rise to £9.90. The cost of an NHS Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC) will be:

  • £32.05 for three months
  • £114.50 for 12 months (patients can spread the cost and pay in 10 monthly instalments)

The cost of an NHS Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) PPC will be £19.80.

Everyone should check if they are entitled to free NHS prescriptions and other help with health costs at

People who pay for their NHS prescriptions could save with a PPC. Rather than paying £9.90 for each prescription, the three and 12 month PPC covers unlimited NHS prescriptions for the one-off set price. This offers savings for those who need four or more items in three months, or 12 or more items in 12 months.

The quickest way to buy a three or 12 month PPC is online at

The HRT PPC covers all listed HRT medicines for 12 months. HRT PPCs can be purchased online at or in-person at some pharmacies.

Unfortunately due to a number of staff sickness the Worthen site will be closed today. Pontesbury remains open.


Pontesbury and Worthen Medical Practice will be closed on Good Friday (29th March 2024) and Easter Monday (1st April 2024) due to the Bank Holidays. We reopen as normal on Tuesday 2nd April 2024 8:30am.

If you require urgent medical help or advice when the practice is closed please telephone NHS 111, and in an Emergency please telephone 999.

Christmas & New Year 2023 – Opening Times

Our Christmas & New Year opening times are as follows:

  • Open as normal Mon 18th Dec – Fri 22nd Dec
  • Closed Mon 25th Dec and Tues 26th Dec
  • Open as normal Weds 27th – Fri 29th Dec
  • Closed Mon 1st Jan
  • Open as normal Tues 2nd Jan

If you need medical help whilst we are closed please call 111, or 999 in an emergency, or you can find a list of the available pharmacies open over the Bank Holidays in the post below.

Pharmacy opening hours for Christmas and New Year 2023

Pharmacy NameAddressTelephoneMonday 25th Dec 2023Tuesday 26th Dec 2023Monday 1st Jan 2024
Lunts Pharmacy116 -119 Lower Galdeford, Ludlow, SY8 1RU01584 872230Closed11:00-12:00Closed
Cambrian PharmacyThomas Savin Road, Oswestry, SY11 1GA01691 670292Closed11:00-12:00Closed
Bridgnorth Pharmacy2 Mill Street, Bridgnorth, WV15 5AL01746 711495Closed11:00-12:00Closed
Green End Pharmacy11 – 13 Green End, Whitchurch, SY13 1AD01948 662109Closed11:00-12:00Closed
Boots The Chemist34 Bull Ring, Ludlow, SY8 1AA01584 872548ClosedClosed11:00-12:00
Boots The Chemist5 – 7 Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SU01691 65924911:00-12:00
Boots The Chemist7 – 9 Pride Hill, Shrewsburyn SY1 1DD01743 35131109:00-17:00
Day Lewis PharmacyThe Former Ticket Office, The Cross, Gobowen, SY11 3JS01691 65237711:00-12:00
Rowlands Pharmacy11 High Street, Whitchurch, SY13 1AX01948 66281311:00-12:00ClosedClosed
Conway Pharmacy238 Monkmoor Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 5SR01743 35235212:00-14:00
Asda PharmacyOld Potts Way, Shrewsbury, SY3 7ET01743 276810Closed10:00-16:0010:00-16:00
Lunts Pharmacies1 – 3 Hereford Road, Shrewsbury, SY3 7QT01743 35191814:00-16:00ClosedClosed
Hillside Pharmacy18 Sandford Avenue, Church Stretton, SY6 6BW01694 722799ClosedClosedClosed
Peak Pharmacy49 Bull Ring, Ludlow, SY8 1AB01584 87291011:00-12:00Closed
Leegomery PharmacyUnits 1 & 2, Leegomery Local Centre, Telford, TF1 6XQ01952 22216412:00-14:00ClosedClosed
Shire PharmacyUnit 3 The Shops, Teagues Crescent, Trench Telford, TF2 6RX01952 61841516:00-18:00ClosedClosed
Asda PharmacySt George’s Road, Donnington Wood, Telford, TF2 7RX01952 621710Closed10:00-16:0010:00-16:00
Boots The Chemist4 – 10 North Sherwood Street, Town Centre, Telford, TF3 4AU01952 291351Closed09:00-17:30Closed
Asda PharmacySouthwater Way, Malinsgate, Telford, TF3 4HZ01952 741028Closed10:00-16:0010:00-16:00
Peak PharmacyMaer Lane, Market Drayton, TF9 3AL01630 65278411:00-12:00
Peak PharmacyNorthgate Health Centre, Bridgnorth, WV16 4EN01746 76329711:00-12:00ClosedClosed
Boots The Chemist30 – 31 High Street, Bridgnorth, WV16 4DB01746 763127ClosedClosed11:00-12:00
Boots The Chemist48 – 50 Cheshire Street, Market Drayton, TF9 1PR01630 65266011:00-12:0011:00-12:00
Boots The Chemist10 – 12 Watergate Street, Whitchurch, SY13 1DW01948 66206011:00-12:00

Online Clinic for Blood pressure, type II diabetes, cholesterol and cardiovascular diseases

Our online blood pressure/type 2 diabetes/cholesterol/cardiovascular diseases clinic allows you to monitor and manage your condition from home.

We now do your yearly reviews and medication reviews over the phone. Our online clinic allows us to give you better care by:

  • reducing your waiting time, we can see people much quicker online.
  • providing more accessible access to our clinicians.
  • give you a clear management plan.

Our online clinic also saves you the time and effort of coming into the practice to see a doctor or nurse face to face.

How our online clinic works:

  • If you’re eligible to use the online clinic, we’ll send you a text message explaining that we’ll now monitor your blood pressure/type 2 diabetes/cholesterol, from home.
  • We’ll send you a link to our online patient portal hosted by Suvera. This is the secure platform we use to collect your information, like blood pressure readings.
  • In our patient portal, you can submit any information needed for your appointment. Don’t worry, any information you share with us is secure and stays confidential.
  • When it’s time for your appointment, you’ll speak to a clinician on the telephone. We’ll talk about your health and review any medication you’re taking.
  • Sometimes we might need to make a follow-up telephone appointment after a few weeks or months. This is to make sure any changes we made are working.

If you’ve been invited to our online condition: blood pressure/type 2 diabetes/cholesterol/cardiovascular diseases clinic, you can use our online patient portal or find out how to opt-out here:

Thursday 7th September 2023

On *Thursday 7th September 2023* from 12:30pm Pontesbury and Worthen Medical Practice will be closed for training.

We will be open as normal from 8:30am on Friday 8th September

If you need medical treatment that cannot wait until the surgery is open again please ring 111, or in an emergency please dial 999.

Carers Week 5th – 18th June 2023

Carers Week is an opportunity to say ‘Thank You’ to all unpaid and family carers in Shropshire.
Shropshire Carers Support Team have created a programme of activities to stretch out over two weeks, with a blended mix of outdoor
and virtual options. Shropshire Carers Support Team are sure you will find something to interest you and look forward to you joining them during the next couple of weeks.

To book a place on any of the activities on the programme, please email:
or telephone 01743 341995.
Virtual activities can be accessed by clicking on the links provided within the programme

Monthly Carers support morning

You are warmly invited to the monthly Carers support morning 

On the last Friday in a month 10.30 – 12.00

At The Pavillion in Pontesbury 

Everyone is welcome to attend, and the sessions are a chance to have a cuppa, chat, share information and connect with others who are supporting family or friends. 

The group is supported by Shropshire council, Age UK STW,  Pontesbury and Worthen Care Coordinator, Alzheimer’s society, Pontesbury Parish council and Community Good Neighbours, all working together to support unpaid carers locally.

Please note the June 30th 2023 carers group session

will be a later start time of 11.30 – 13.30 

The group on 30th June  will include a light sandwich lunch and entertainment as a celebration of carers week earlier in June. We require numbers for the lunch so please call Celia on 01743 250679 or email or  to book  a place by 23/6/23

Planned Upcoming Road Closure

A488 Minsterley to Pontesbury (Crown & Sceptre Pub – Pontesbury Congregational Church)

16th – 17th May 2023 ROAD CLOSED 9:30 – 16:00

22nd – 25th May 2023 ROAD CLOSED 9:30 – 16:00

12th June – 13th June 2023 ROAD CLOSED 9:30 – 16:00

14th June – 15th June 2023 9:30 – 16: 30 STOP/GO

Contact us online

Pontesbury and Worthen Medical Practice have recently invested in a new online patient service. This service is the quickest and simplest way for the majority of our patients to access our clinical team for assistance.

You can find out more here.

Note that our practice phone lines remain open for anyone with accessibility needs who might find difficulty using this online service.