GPs operate as independent professionals and as such are entitled to make a charge for work which falls outside the work which the government contracts them to do for the NHS.
In general private medicals, and a variety of paperwork including private sick notes, insurance forms etc are not paid for by the NHS, and so will carry a Doctor's fee.
This will sometimes be reimbursed by the organisation which requested the report, and other times the patient will be liable. You will be advised of any fees incurred prior to any non-NHS work being carried out.
Our current charges are set out below. The charges may be subject to change without notice, and may vary according to the amount of work involved.
|Private Sick Note||£12.00|
|Letters/reports prepared from medical records||£25.00|
|Any simple private medical insurance claim forms - Claim forms, including letters of confirmation or other forms of certification||£20.00|
|Holiday cancellation certificates - including written confirmations||£30.00|
|Full Private medical examinations and report: Includes (but is not limited to) HGV, Taxi, Pilot, Employment medicals, council reports, Elderly, diabetic certification, seat belt exemptions and fitness to travel examinations||£70.00 - £150.00|
|Copies/printouts of records per A4 sheet ||£0.35|
|Non-NHS vaccines e.g. rabies, meningitis C (travel), Hepatitis B (non - NHS), Japanese Encephalitis||Cost of injection - this is paid to chemist on collection of vaccines, + £20 injection administration charge to The Garth|
|Private consultation e.g. overseas visitors||£20.00 (minimum) may be charged depending on complexity|
|Driving License countersignature||£15.00|
|Fitness to travel (certificate only)||£20.00|
|Data Protection Act - Access to computerised records (no copies) ||£10.00|
|Data Protection Act - Access to paper based records (no copies)||£10.00|
|Data Protection Act - Access to, and copies of records||Access fee of £10 is payable, in addition, the copy charge fee is payable|
|Private Prescription ||Paid to the chemist on collection of the prescription|