The NHS does not pay for some of the services that a GP surgery provides. These include writing certain letters, private sick notes, insurance forms, holiday cancellation forms, medical reports, fitness to travel certificates, fitness to join a gym, private prescriptions, some vaccination services and several other services that are listed in the BMA guide. Our fees for these services, which are in line with BMA approved national guidelines, are displayed in the surgery.
Most of the services we offer are free under the NHS. Some services are not covered and for these your GP, like any other professional, will charge a fee. The fee will reflect the doctor or nurses time to carry out the service, the doctors professional opinion as well as the cost of other staff support and consumables.
The guidance from the British Medical Association on the charges that a GP will ask for doing non NHS or private work is listed below.
Please read the full guidance on the BMA website to check why some of the work done by the GP is chargeable and the current rates for such work.
Please note you will be required to pay your fee at the time you receive the service. We are unable to accept payment by card.
Please note that the list of services that can be offered by GPs is only for your guidance. This by no means suggest that all or any of these services are provided by your own GP. In order to check which of these private services your GP will provide, please enquire at the surgery reception.
Please read BMA guide on why some services incur charges: BMA website
Non NHS Fees
Please note the fees are updated by the BMA each year and to get the current list of fees for all private work please ask at the surgery reception.
Please note where posting is required, the postal costs will be added.