Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and the work is therefore carried out by the GPs after they have seen their patients and dealt with the paperwork associated with their appointments. This means that all private work, such as medical reports for insurance companies and letters to authorities can take a minimum of 10 days to process. Please also remember that the majority of non-NHS work attracts a charge, so please ask what the fee is when handing in non-NHS work. Examples include the following:
- Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, taxi, occupational, etc.)
- Adoption medicals/reports
- Employer medical reports
- Insurance claim forms (accident, travel, private health, etc.)
- Passport signing
- Verification of identity
- Private prescriptions
- Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
- Private sick notes
- Declarations of health (gym membership, parachute jumps, etc)
- Vaccination certificates
- Power of attorney assessments/reports
- Letters including ‘To Whom It May Concern’ and ‘Fitness to …’ letters. Letters and reports for insurance companies and solicitors are always chargeable. Please check with the company concerned first to see who has to pay for the work required.
- Photocopying and printing of medical records and summaries
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and a full printed list of the charges applicable can be found on the wall by the reception desk. If you have any queries, our Reception Staff or Medical Insurance Clerk will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability, if required.