Private Fees

(Non NHS work) – Information for patients and third parties

The Government’s contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients, including the provision of ongoing medical treatment. In recent years, however, more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work. Sometimes the only reason that GPs are asked is because they are in a position of trust in the community, or because an insurance company or employer wants to ensure that information provided to them is true and accurate.

The BMA (British Medical Association) suggest fees for non-NHS work which is not covered under GP’s NHS contract, to help GPs set their own professional fees. However, the fees are guidelines only, not recommendations, and a doctor is not obliged to charge the rates suggested. The BMA recommends that GPs tell patients and third parties in advance if they will be charged, and how much. It is up the individual doctor to decide how much to charge.

 

Do GPs have to do non-NHS work for their patients?

With certain limited exceptions for example, a GP confirming that one of their patients is not fit for jury service, GPs do not have to carry out non-NHS work on behalf of their patients.

Whilst GPs will always attempt to assist their patients with the completion of forms for example for insurance purposes, they are not required to do such non-NHS work.

 

Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my 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 workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time, so many GPs find they have to complete this work outside of and in addition to their normal hours.

 

I only need the doctor’s signature – what is the problem?

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 with the General Medical Council (the doctors’ regulatory body) or even the police.

 

A list of our current fees (to be reviewed again in April 2022) is provided below:

All fees must be paid in advance of work being completed and supplied.

We accept credit and Debit card and payment only. We do not accept cash or cheques.

We reserve the right to suspend, extend processing times for private/Non NHS work at any time due to busy periods.

 
 
 

Services

Certificate of Fitness £30.00

Certificate of Immunisation £30.00

Computer Printout Full Medical History £50.00

Computer Printout £10.00

Court of Protection Assessment of Capacity £80.00

DNA Paternity Testing £80.00

Driving Licence Application £30.00

Firearms Licence  £60.00

GDPR £94.30

GP Basic Letter £30.00

Holiday Insurance Form/Immediate Response Overseas £50.00

Nurse Consultation £30.00

OFSTED Report Invoice £40.00

Power of Attorney (Home visit) £100.00

Power of Attorney (in practice) £80.00

Printing Surcharge £5.00

Private Certificate £15.00

Private Consultation (in practice) £80.00

Private Home Visit £100.00

Private Medical Form £30.00

Private Medical incl. Elderly Driver/HGV/PSV Medical £100.00

Private Prescription £40.00

Subject Access Request (under Data Protection Act) £50.00

 

Travel Vaccinations 

Travel Vaccination Hepatitis A 2 Course Adult £120.00

Travel Vaccination Hepatitis A 2 Course Child £90.00

Travel Vaccination Hepatitis B 3 Course £135.00

Travel Vaccination Rabies 3 courses £210.00

Travel Vaccination Tyhoid £35.00

Travel Vaccination Yellow Fever £75.00

 https://www.mygpweb.co.uk/private-work-request-form 

 


All requests must have accompanying consent from patient to release information