Non NHS Services
Many medical examinations, for example for HGV licences and for pre-employment, are not paid for by the NHS. Some insurance forms appear deceptively simple but need a full medical examination for their completion. Examinations of this nature take time so please tell the Appointments Receptionist why you are coming. The fee due is payable by the patient at the time of the examination. Examinations for life insurance companies will also need a special appointment, but the fee in this case is usually payable by the company concerned.
The following are examples of non-NHS services which attract payment:
eg PSV/HGV licence, fitness to attend private school, to travel or to undertake sporting activity.
eg Freedom from infection, holiday cancellation insurance, seat belt exemption, for sports regulatory bodies, travel fitness, vaccination, private sick note.
Provident Association and insurance claims (eg. BUPA, PPA), private sick notes.
Accident/sickness insurance, requests for copies of medical notes under the Data Protection Act, employment medical, holiday cancellation insurance.
As a guide, any written report or form can take up to four weeks to process, longer for complex reports. Our administration team will contact you if required and when the report has been completed.
Providing certificates or letters concerning absence from school, illness during examinations and absence from examinations is not part of the NHS duties of a GP and should not normally be required by the school. If a school or college still requires these, they can be provided as a private service for which a charge is payable.
Please be aware that, in some circumstances, the practice may not be able to complete a form, due to the wording requested or the nature of some forms. We will endeavour to inform you of this as soon as possible if we are unable to comply with such a request.
These are standard prices for non-NHS services. It may be possible to negotiate these prices if a patient is having financial difficulty, or if we perform this service for a charity event and treat the fee as a donation to that charity, but this is entirely at the discretion of the partnership and, ideally, should be requested in advance.
We also would like to point out that all these prices are guidelines for standard, frequently encountered situations. Some may result in, possibly significant, increased costs if the situation warrants it. This, again, would be at the discretion of the partnership.
Simple Certificate including 'To Whom it May Concern' Letters– £16
(one or two simple questions)
Complex Certificate – £25 – £45
(short series of simple questions)
HGV Medical or similar medicals with certificates – £108
(ie half hour medicals)
Extract from medical records (if not covered by GDPR)– £5 – £50
Plus 50p per sheet, to a maximum of £50
(This is to recover admin time and the need for all information to be reviewed before it can be released in accordance with the Data Protection Act)
Blood Tests/Nursing Procedures – £25
Plus cost of procedure (eg any external lab costs)
Lasting Power of Attorney – £66
Plus travel expenses, etc, if necessary
Passport forms will NOT be dealt with.