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NON NHS SERVICES

Private Fees

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 out 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. Please ensure you present your Private request to the GP at least two weeks before they are needed.

 

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.

 

NON NHS SERVICES   -  Private Fees  23 December 2021

Private Prescription £15.00
Private Sick note / Incapacity benefit £20.00
Holiday / travel cancellation - No examination £50.00
Holiday / travel cancellation - With examination £100.00
Power of Attorney £100.00
GPR (GP Report) £110.00

GPR Additional information / Targeted Report - No examination

£50.00
GPR Additional information / Targeted Report - with Examination £100.00
Medical - HGV / PSV / Group 2 / Firearms £100.00
Shotgun Licence £100.00
Private Medical £75.00
Adoption Report and Examination £100.00
Adoption Report £50.00
TWIMC Letter (openletter To Whom It May Concern) £30.00
Meningitis ACWY course Please ask
Private blood test (e.g, paternity) £35.00
Vaccination card £12.00