Most services offered by the Surgery are free under the terms of the NHS. Some services are not covered by the NHS and for these your GP, like other professionals, can charge a private fee. The fee will reflect both the Clinician’s time and professional opinion. It may also include the cost of nursing or secretarial support, stationery and consumables.
A Clinician may only sign what they know to be factually correct, otherwise his/her professional registration may be compromised. In order to complete the simplest of forms the Clinician may have to check the entire medical record and may not have the appropriate information to hand.
Non NHS services include:-
- Providing copies of health records
- Producing medical reports for insurance companies
- Filling in and signing insurance forms for:
- Private health care
- Cancelled holiday forms
- Driving medical examinations and reports
- Fit to fly
- Take part in sporting activity forms
- Some travel vaccinations
- Letters to schools and employers
All non NHS work is carried out at the discretion of the clinician and you may have to wait a few days for completion as time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the Clinician away from the medical care of his/her patient.
Please enquire about fees at the time of request and be prepared to pay the appropriate fee upon completion.