PRIVATE FEES

 

Why are fees charged?

 

The government's contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients. However, in recent years more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a wide range of non NHS work. This work is not funded by the government, so GPs have to charge a fee to cover their time and other expenses.

 

Surely the doctor is being paid anyway?

 

It is important to understand that many GPs are not employed by the NHS. They are self-employed and they have to cover the costs of everything from the limited NHS funds provided - staff wages, buildings, heating, lighting, etc - in the same way as any small business. The NHS covers costs for NHS work, but not for non-NHS work, the fees charged by GPs contribute towards keeping the surgery running.

 

Do GPs have to do non-NHS work for their patients?


With certain limited exceptions, GPs do not have to carry our non-NHS work. Many GPs however will always attempt to assist their patients and carry out this work.

Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form/letter?


Time spent completing forms & preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of patients which will always have top priority. GPs have an ever increasing workload of forms which must be prioritised against offering appointments and other urgent administration. We aim to complete non-NHS work within two to six weeks of receipt of request.

I only need the GP's signature - what's the problem?


When a GP signs a certificate, completes a report or writes a letter it is a condition of remaining on the medical register (which allows them to practice as a doctor), that they only sign what they know to be true. In order to complete even the simplest of forms, the doctor may have to check a patient's entire medical record.

FEES FOR PRIVATE (NON NHS) SERVICES

Inclusive of VAT at 20%

Simple forms and certificates – no examination

Passport Form/Photograph                                                    £30

Private Sick Note                                                                      £30

Fit to attend School Cert                                                         £30

Private Health Insurance Claim Form                                     £42

School Fees Insurance Claim Form                                        £42

Sickness or Accident Insurance Benefit                                  £42

Shotgun Licence                                                                       £30

Collect fee with request – Pass to secretary

Seat Belt Exemption Certificate                                              £30

Collect fee with request – Pass to secretary

Fitness for Health Club Certificate                                          £30

Collect fee with request – Pass to secretary

Fitness to Travel                                                                        £30

Collect fee with request – Pass to secretary

 

Written Reports – without examination (For registered patients only. £30 surcharge for non-patients)

Elderly driver fitness certificate                                              £90

LGV/PCV or Taxi Driver report                                               £90

Racing Driver Fitness Certificate                                            £90

 

 

Written Reports with Medical Examination with Nurse/GP (For registered patients only, £30 surcharge for non-patients)

LGV/PCV or Taxi Driver Report                                              £132

Sports Medical                                                                        £132

Taxi Driver Report                                                                   £132

Pre Employment Medical                                                      £132

Travel Clinic (Not available on NHS) Fee to be taken at time of booking appointment – to cover vaccines bought in especially. VAT EXEMPT

Initial Consultation and general advice + Typhoid, polio, diptheria, tetanus and Hep A vaccination (Patients only)                                                                                £Nil

Private Prescription fee (Non NHS Travel Drugs)                       £15

Hepatitis B (£40 each) or for a course of 3                                  £120

Other Vaccination for travel abroad (Plus vaccine cost)             £40

 

All fees payable in advance by Card