IMPORTANT INFORMATION

-48 HOUR PRESCRIPTION ORDER POLICY
-ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY TOWARDS ALL STAFF NO ABUSE WILL BE ACCEPTED
-UNREASONABLE DEMANDS ON SPECIFIC CLINICIANS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS PER PRACTICE POLICY

IMPORTANT PRACTICE INFORMATION

THERE IS A 48 HOUR PRESCRIPTION ORDER POLICY WITHOUT EXCEPTION – SEE LINK ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY TOWARDS ALL STAFF – NO ABUSE WILL BE ACCEPTED UNREASONABLE DEMANDS ON SPECIFIC CLINICIANS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS PER PRACTICE POLICY

Non NHS Private Work Fees

The Surgery will always prioritise NHS clinical work before any private work is completed.  Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his or her patients. 

When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true.  In order to complete even the simplest of forms, therefore, the doctor might have to check the patient’s entire medical record.  Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor with the General Medical Council (the doctor’s regulatory body) or even the Police.

Do not expect GP to process private work overnight – we endeavour to complete private work within 14 days, but this is not guaranteed and will depend on our NHS workload.   We will advise you in advance how much the private work you are requesting is likely to cost.  It is up to individual doctors to decide how much they will charge.

On some occasions, particularly if the GP agrees to make special arrangements to complete your request urgently, this is likely to be charged at double the usual rate. 

The practice reserves the right to refuse any non NHS work we feel is inappropriate or outside our area of expertise.

The following list is indicative of our usual fees but is not exhaustive.  All fees must be paid in advance.  Failure to attend for private appointments without at least 24hrs notice will be charged in full.    

CERTIFICATESCOST
Certificate of fact 
Provided by admin team£25
Requiring review by GP£35
Private sick note
Requested by organisation in addition to statutory sick pay purposes
These are are only completed if requested in writing by the organisation/employer and with consent of patient.
£35 – £80 depending on complexity of request
Accident/Sickness/Holiday Insurance certificate
For patient to claim under insurance
No examination required
£35 – £80 depending on complexity of information requested  
Validation of private medical insurance claim form or completion of pre-treatment form£35 – £80
WRITTEN REPORTS/ASSESSMENTS 
Extract from records requiring review and redaction of 3rd party information£75
Pre-employment reports£35 – £80 depending on complexity
Report (charged on time taken):
Short report (15mins)
Standard report (30mins)
Long report (45 mins)
Complex report requiring detailed opinion and statement on condition
£75
£150
£225
From £300
PRIVATE MEDICALS 
HGV/PSV£105
PRIVATE APPOINTMENTS (at discretion of GP) 
Private consultation£60 (first 10mins, pro rata thereafter)
Private prescription£25