ALBRAM Surgeries Car Scheme

What is the ALBRAM’s Car Scheme ?

ALBRAM Surgeries Car Scheme exists to help those patients registered with Alconbury or Brampton Surgeries who cannot, whether temporarily or permanently, make their own way to medically-related appointments.

You may ask for transport to any appointments at: 

  • Your GP surgery
  • Hospitals (Hinchingbrooke, Addenbrooke’s, Royal Papworth, Peterborough City, etc.) 
  • The Oak Tree Centre
  • Your optician
  • Your dentist
  • Any other medical appointments made through the surgery or hospital.

We regret that, for insurance reasons, Drivers are not permitted to take passengers for other purposes, e.g. shopping, hairdresser, etc. Also, drivers are unable to take wheelchairs. 

How does the ALBRAM Car Scheme work?

  • Contact details for your ALBRAM Car Scheme Coordinator can be found in the boxes at the bottom of the front page.
  • Please ring, or email, the relevant Co-Ordinator and give the following information:
    • your name
    • your phone number
    • your address and postcode
    • where you need to go
    • when you need transport (day, date and time)
    • other details (e.g. any mobility needs, additional passenger etc.).
  • Be prepared to leave a clear message on the answering machine giving the details above.
  • The Coordinator will look at the list of Drivers to find one who is available, and who is prepared to drive to your appointment.
  • The Coordinator phones the selected Driver, passing on your details and the details of your appointment.
  • The Coordinator will call you back to confirm the Driver’s name and when you will be collected.
  • The Driver will collect you and deliver you in time for the appointment and will wait and take you home again (unless, for example, you are being taken to be a hospital in-patient).
  • If you wish to give more than is asked, the Driver will donate the extra to ALBRAM funds. The Driver must not keep any surplus as it is illegal to do so.
  • When you arrive home, the Driver will tell you the cost of the entire journey including any parking charges. More details of these charges are on the back page of this leaflet.

How much will it cost?

You pay the Driver for the distance from their home to collect you, to your appointment, back to your home and back to their own home again.

There is a flat fare of £2.00 for journeys of 5 miles or under. 

For distances over 5 miles, we charge 40p per mile.

If the Driver has to pay a parking charge (while you visit the optician in Huntingdon town centre, for instance) you also need to pay for that. 

If you have a ‘blue badge’ which entitles you to free parking in specific places, please bring both parts with you so that the Driver may use it on your behalf if there is an available space. 

You should not have to pay for parking at the hospitals.

Patients Registered at Alconbury Surgery

Patients Registered at Brampton

For an Information leaflet for all Patients – Please see link below.

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Driver, please see link below for further information.