Non-NHS Services

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following: health_clipboard

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Insurance claim forms
  • 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.

Request a Private Letter – non-NHS work
The surgery is frequently asked to provide private letters/reports/ third party letters/To whom it may concern letters. If you request work that is not provided for under the terms of the NHS Primary Care Services contract, we may be able to undertake such work for you, but, as this is a private service, you will incur a charge for completion of your request. Such requests take time as they require the GP to review the patients’ entire medical records in order to ensure that any information provided is correct.
If your request is accepted - Please note - Private letters may take some time to prepare as requests for these DO NOT take priority over NHS work. We will usually give you a turn around time of 28 days however at certain times this could be exceeded according to demand.
On the rare occasion that a request is deemed to be urgent, then we will do our best to meet your requested deadline – providing this is a period no shorter than 7 working days , however there is no guarantee that we could adhere to this.
We will advise the patient requesting non-NHS work of the cost, the fee is payable in advance. Please note that whilst our GP’s will always attempt to assist patients with their requests there is no requirement that they do so.
Example of private letters/reports include:
Letters to the Council re housing
Fitness to travel/Holiday cancellations
Confirmation of medical conditions/medication etc
Clinicians in the surgery do not counter-sign passport applications also we do not provide letters confirming address/residency, any requests where we have no means of verifying the requested information will be refused. Please note - When a Doctor/Nurse signs a certificate, completes a report etc, they are legally required to only sign what they know to be true.

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