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
- Passport signing
- 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.
Any private work including medicals, private sick notes, letters, travel medicals, cancellation forms, etc are entirely at the discretion of the practice.
We are NOT obliged to perform any of these services as they are unconnected to our NHS work although we will always try and accommodate requests if we can.
The time needed to complete these requests is also at our discretion and there is usually a charge for these private services (see leaflet).
Our NHS work and responsibilities will ALWAYS come first and private work will NOT be prioritised above this.