Non NHS Fees

Why do we sometimes charge fees?

The NHS provides health care free of charge, but there are exceptions.

It is important to understand that GPs are self-employed and offer their services to the NHS and they have to cover their costs eg. staff, buildings, heating, lighting, etc. The NHS covers these costs for NHS work, but for non-NHS work.

The British Medical Association (BMA) suggests fees for non-NHS work which is not covered under a GP’s NHS contract. However, these fees are guidelines only, not recommendations, and a doctor is not obliged to charge the rates suggested.

Why can it take a long time to complete a form?

Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his or her patients. Most GPs have a very heavy NHS workload and this paperwork is done in around the patient care.

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.

What is the charge?

  • Copy Medical Records £10.00
  • Private Medical Certificate £15.00
  • Private Medical Insurance Claim Form £28.00
  • Holiday Cancellation Form £25.00
  • Adoption/Fostering Forms £73.86
  • Fit to Travel Certificate £25.00
  • Ofsted Report £37.00
  • Naturalisation Form £25.00
  • Private Prescription £25.00
  • Camp America Form £30
  • Camp America Medical (including Blood Test) £60.00
  • Driving Medical £75.00
  • Driving License Form £25.00
  • HGV/PSV/Taxi Medical £95.00
  • Pre-employment Report £60.00
  • Pre-employment Report and Medical £90.00
  • Health Club Certificate £25.00
  • Fitness for Sport Report £30.00
  • Sports Medical Report £70.00

Vaccines Free on the NHS

VaccinesScheduleBooster
Hepatitis A1 vaccine6-12 months will last 25 years
Diphtheria/Tetanus and polio1 vaccineBooster 10 years
MMR2 vaccines0, 1 month
Typhoid1 vaccineBooster 3 years

Travel Vaccinations Prices and Regimens

VaccinationsPriceNumber of dosesTotal costFor primary course
Hepatitis BFOR TRAVEL VACCINATION ONLY£403(Booster at 1 year)£120
Hepatitis B (paediatric)£303(Booster at 1 year)£75
Japanese Encephalitis£852Booster 12- 24 months£1800,28 days
Meningitis ACWY£501(Booster at 5 years)Needs booster at 3 years for Hajj
Yellow Fever with certificate£601(Booster at 10 years)
Rabies£55 3(Booster required at 1 year then 5 years)£1650,7,28 days

Malaria

Malaria tablets are prescribed privately and can often be given directly by a prescribing pharmacist.

We can recommend the type of tablets you will require but we cannot provide the tablets. If you would like a prescription for malaria private prescriptions for antimalarial will be charged at £30

Consultations for patients who are temporary residents will have a £20 administration fee.

The NHS provides health care free of charge, but there are exceptions.

Private Health Screening and Blood Tests

We can offer private blood tests and health screens for those who require them, this may be for employment of volunteer work purposes for example.

Please email our reception team at [email protected] to get a price for the tests you require. Typically this fee will be made up of a charge for the consultation and treatment by a nurse, plus the cost of processing for each test or screen you require.

Results from these tests will usually be available within a week.