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Non-NHS services

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • non_nhs_services1Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes
  • Vaccination certificates
  • Holiday cancellation forms

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and an outline of our fees is listed in the document, which you can access below. Our reception staff will be happy to advise you in more detail along with appointment availability.

Guide to private fees

We operate the following service standard for completing reports and letters.

The vast majority of reports requested from GPs do not fall within the remit of NHS services and are therefore private services, for which the practice charges a fee. Private work must be fitted around the GPs’ NHS commitments and the practice therefore has a service standard of 2 weeks, following receipt of payment, for reports to be completed (see below).

Organisations will be invoiced on receipt of their request for a report. Once payment has been received, the report will be allocated to a GP for completion. Payment can be made by BACS or by cheque. Where BACS is used, we request that a remittance advice is sent to the practice. Patients, requesting reports in their own name, will be requested to pay on collection of the report. Payment can be made by cheque or in cash.

Should reports be required urgently, requestors should make this clear and the practice will endeavour to complete the report more quickly than the 2 weeks’ service standard. This may not however always be possible.

 


 

 
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