Private fees from April 2018
The following work is NOT covered by the NHS and will therefore result in a charge
|Certificates||BMA Rate||Practice Rate|
|Fitness to Travel||Negotiable||£35.00|
|Private Payment Protection||£30.00 – £63.00||£35.00|
|Private Sick Note||£18.00||£18.00|
|Medical Examinations with Report||BMA Rate||Practice Rate|
|Power of Attorney||Negotiable||£153.00|
|Mental Capacity Assessment (to complete a will, etc)||£127.50|
|Confirmation of life/identity for foreign pensions||£30.00|
|Assessment of Capability to work||£127.50|
|Reports without Examination||BMA Rate||Practice Rate|
|Holiday Cancellation Report||£30.00 – £63.00||£40.00|
|Ofsted Health Declaration Form||£87.50||£87.00|
|Personal Accident Claim Form||£89.50 – £133.00||£65.00|
(not included under NHS)
|BMA Rate||Practice Rate|
|Hepatitis B||Negotiable||£107.00 (course of 3)
£38.00 (per vaccine)
|Meningitis ACWT for travel||Negotiable||£45.00|
|Rabies||Negotiable||£177.50 (course of 3);|
Yellow Fever Replacement Certificate
|Negotiable||Registered Patient £50.00
|Copying notes & reports||Negotiable||56p per side|
|Health Questionnaire for Private Gyms and Clubs||Negotiable||£35.00|
|Private Blood Tests||Negotiable||£35.00|
|Scouts Medical (Camp America)||Negotiable||£56.00|
|To Whom It May Concern Letter||Negotiable||£25.50|
|Medical Report for not attending court||£87.50|
|Firearms Letter for Police||£25.00|
|Private Pilot Licence Form||£65.00|
|Pre University Report||£20.00|
50% discount applied to patients under 16, under 19 and in full time education, unemployed and patients over 65.
Your Questions Answered
The NHS provides health care to most people free of charge, but there are some exceptions, for example: prescription charges for some people, medical reports for insurance companies.
What is covered by the NHS and what is not?
The Governments’ contract with GP’s covers medical services to NHS patients. In recent years more and more organisations have been involving GP’s in a wide range of non-medical work. Sometimes, the only reason that GP’s are asked to be involved is because they are in a position of trust in the community or because an insurance company, employer or solicitor wants to be sure that information that you have provided them with is accurate and true.
What services will I be charged for?
There will be a charge for services outside the NHS provision, such as medical reports for insurance companies or mortgage applications.
Is it true that the BMA sets fees for Non NHS work?
The BMA has in the past provided guidance for GPs in setting their fees. Time spent completing private reports and undertaking private medical examinations are generally done outside of normal working hours as an extra commitment to a GPs workload, hence the charges.
I only need a Doctors signature – Why do I pay for this?
When a Doctor signs a certificate or a report, they can only sign for what they know to be true and accurate. In order to complete even the simplest of forms the Doctor will need to check the Patients medical record. Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the Doctor as well as the patient.
How long will I wait for a report?
A Doctors priority will always be the care provided for patients under the NHS. The work described here is NON NHS work, this is often carried out outside of normal working hours and the waiting time is therefore affected. We suggest one week for completion of a report providing the GP who knows you is available. Appointments for private medicals can usually be arranged within a couple of weeks. Appointments for private travel vaccinations with our Practice Nurses can generally be arranged within two weeks (provided we have the vaccines) but a travel health questionnaire will need to be completed in the first instance. Please ask our reception team for further details of appointment times.
How much will I be charged?
Please see the list of charges for the most common services at the top of this page. Payment for services can be made by cash or cheque made out to the DCBKR Ltd. If you prefer to pay by BACS, then please ask at the time of enquiry. A receipt will be provided if requested
If the service you require is not on the list please contact our Practice Manager to arrange a quotation.