Non-NHS Services

Not all services are covered by the NHS. This practice offers a range of Private Medical Services for which there is a charge.

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

No. GPs do not have to carry out non-NHS work on behave of their patients. Whilst GPs will always attempt to assist their patients with completion of forms, they are not required to do so.

Please refer to the list below for work which GPs may be able to do. Alternatively contact our medical secretaries who can advise of whether the GP is able to fulfil your request and if so confirm the cost.

Does the BMA set the fees for non-NHS work?

The British Medical Association (BMA) suggest fees that GPs may charge their patients for non-NHS work, however, the fees are intended for guidance only. The Doctor is not obliged to charge the rates they suggest.

If you do make an appointment to discuss your request for a non NHS service please be aware that there may be a charge of £40 for the use of an NHS consultation.

Medical Examination and Reports (non-listed reports may be available at the discretion of the Doctor)

  • Employment: including driver fitness, HGV, Hackney Carriage, PSV, Employment requests, Council and sports requests
  • Insurance reports without examination
  • Adoption, Fostering and Child-minding Medical
  • Straight forward certificates of fact
  • Accident or sickness letter (without examination) for patient to claim under accident or sickness insurance
  • Private medical insurance claim forms
  • Holiday insurance claim forms
  • Private sick notes / capacity to work
  • Report on a pro-form without examination
  • Written report without examination

Please note our GPs do not provide opinion based reports for Firearms Licences, and will provide a computer summary only. We do not provide fitness to fly certificates.

Our fees range from £38.50 – £165.00 and vary depending on length of time required, please ask for a quotation.

Private patients can see a doctor for a fee of £40 (per 10 minute consultation). An additional charge of £15 every 5 minutes thereafter also applies.

If a private prescription (FP10) is required this will cost £15 plus the cost of the medication itself.

I only need a Doctors signature. Why cant they just do it?

A Doctor can only sign what they know to be true. In order to sign the simplest of forms, the Doctor may need to review the entire medical record. Its is a condition of the Medical Registry that the Doctor only sign something, or complete a form that is, to their knowledge, completely factual. If they do not agree, or do not have enough information, they can refuse to complete the form.

Why is there such a long wait for my forms to be completed?

Please do not expect your form to be processed overnight.

The Doctors and secretaries will try their best to process your form as quickly and as safely as possible. It is not unusual for non-NHS work to take 2 weeks or more. GPs try and complete non-NHS work during their own time, so usual NHS patient care is not disrupted.

If you want advice please telephone in and speak to the Medical Secretaries.