Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
- Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
- Insurance claim forms
- Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
- Private sick notes
- Vaccination certificates
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Please see the following links to view our Charges and Fees list 2017:
Non-NHS Fees February 2017
Information - Non-NHS Fees 2017
Why GPs charge fees
Completion of medical report for insurance companies, claim forms and other letters and forms that require the doctor to review your medical records are not covered by the NHS. These are additional services provided by your GP.
It is important to know that GPs are not employed by the NHS; They are self-employed and have to cover their costs (staff, buildings, heating, lighting etc). The NHS pays the doctor for specific NHS work, but for non-NHS work the fee has to cover the doctor's costs.
The doctor will not sign anything before making sure that the information he is providing is accurate. This has to be done during specific times allocated for administrative functions. All requests for medical information go through an admin process and are allocated to a GP. Not all of our GPs work every day, so please inform a member of staff if you need information to be provided urgently.
For further information about our fees, please contact the surgery.