Certain services provided by the doctors are not covered by the NHS and you may be asked to pay a fee. This fee will be in line with BMA recommendations. Examples of chargable services include pre-employment medicals, private medicals, insurance forms, private medical certificates, fitness to drive/fitness to travel certificates, access to medical records, disabled parking badge request forms and holiday cancellation certificates. This list is not exhaustive and charges for non-NHS work must be paid for either in advance or at the time of collection where the fee is the responsibility of the patient. If a fee for an insurance report or solicitors report requires payment, patients should note that the practice will not release reports to these companies, unless there are exceptional circumstances, until fees are paid.
Fees for non-NHS services are advertised in the practice. If you have any queries about fees or any other private medical services please discuss them with the receptionist or the practice manager.
We also have the resources to provide local employers with occupational health advice and assistance e.g. coping with stress in the workplace, managing change etc. Should you require this service, you should detail exactly what you require in writing to the practice manager. An assessment will be made of the nature of your request and a charge will be determined at this point.