Charges for Non-NHS Services

Charges for non-NHS services (payment by cash, debit or credit card)

Private sick note £20
Holiday cancellation form £30
Fitness to travel letter £20
Fitness to participate letter £30
Private health insurance claim form £35
HGV/PSV medical £100 20 mins appt
Taxi cab/minibus medical £70 20 mins appt
Pre-employment medical £85 Paid by employer 20 mins appt
Sickness benefit/accident benefit claim form £40
Firearms Report £40
Non-NHS consultation with GP £65
Non-NHS home visit with GP £85
Private prescription form (selected items only) £15 Arrangement with Parkside
Lasting Power of Attorney medical and report (financial and/or health and welfare) £120 single

£140 couple

20 mins appt
Court of Protection medical and report £150 20 mins appt
Ofsted child-minding health report £20
Adoption report £90 single

£140 couple

20 mins appt
Foster carer report Paid by agency 20 mins appt
Non NHS ECG £30
To Whom it May Concern letters £20
Travel vaccines: To be paid for in advance
Yellow fever £60 Replacement Certificate £20
Hepatitis B £34 per jab (x3 or 4)
Rabies £50 per jab (x3)
Japanese B £90 per jab (x2)
Tick Borne £50
ACWY (meningitis for Hajj etc.) £50
Vaccination certificate £20

Notes

The NHS provides most health care free of charge but as GPs are generally independent contractors and not employed directly by the government they charge for certain services not covered by their NHS contract. These fees help cover staff costs and the costs of maintaining the building.

Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge their own registered patients include:

  • Insurance reports for accident or sickness,
  • fitness to fly or take part in activities,
  • pre-employment medicals, HGV medicals,
  • private prescriptions e.g. for malaria

Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge other institutions:

  • Life assurance or income protection reports,
  • some reports for the department of work and pensions, and DVLA,
  • reports for local authorities e.g. fostering or adoption.

It may seem that GPs are charging just for their signature but it is a condition of staying on the Medical Register that they sign only what they know to be true, which may involve studying the patient’s whole medical record.

If you have any questions about this please contact the Practice on 0118 969 7303