Private fees

 

About Fee Charging

 

The NHS provides most health care for patients free of charge. However, there are a number of other services which can be charged for. These are mainly non contractual services.

 

What certificates do I have to pay for?

 

There are a number of certificates which GPs are obliged to provide free of charge. These include certificates supporting claims for some benefits. If a patient is off work for seven days or less, a GP does not have to provide a sick note. A patient can therefore be refused a note or charged for a private one for illnesses of seven days or less.

 

Fees

 

Our fees have been updated and reviewed under GDPR legislation. All fees are subject to change without notice.

 

1.       Access to records Who pays Fee
Computerised records Patient (subject to non-excessive requesting. If request is deemed excessive then an administration charge can be levied). Free
Manual records or a combination of manual and computer records Patient/Solicitor (subject to non-excessive requesting. If request is deemed excessive then an appropriate charge can be levied). Free
Photocopying (per A4 sheet) Patient £0.40
Administration charge for sending documents by recorded delivery Patient/Solicitor £10.00
2.       Certificates & forms Who pays Fee
Lasting power of attorney Patient £50
Private prescription (including malaria) Patient £15
Letter re fitness to exercise, travel etc., Patient £20
Private sick note Patient £20
Fitness for sport, school or university Patient £30
3.       Driving Who Pays Fee
Full medical examination and report for HGV, PSV or Taxi drivers Patient (£30 deposit taken on booking) £120
Driving licence form/photograph Patient £25
4.       Employment Who pays Fee
Certificate of incapacity – a to whom it may concern letter with brief details of patients condition Patient £20
5.       Insurance Who Pays Fee
Insurance claim form (PMI/holiday fit or unfit) Patient £30
6.       Holiday Who pays Fee
Prescription for drugs required solely for holiday (plus pharmacy fee for medication) Patient £15