Non NHS Services
Private Work Fees
We are happy to undertake, by appointment, medical examinations, reports for insurance companies, employers and solicitors.
To request a letter please put your request in writing 4 weeks in advance. We will try our best to action your request in 4 weeks from payment. Please note if you require the letter prior to the 4 weeks that we have stated, we cannot guarantee that it will be ready.
Unfortunately the NHS does not cover these services and a fee will be charged, likewise, we will charge a fee for private certificates.
Forms of such a nature will need to be paid for, prior to completion by the GP/Clinician. Please contact the surgery for further details regarding fees.
A 50% payment in advance is required for all medical examinations, failure to cancel these appointments within 12 hours will result in you losing your deposit.
The link below opens a word document with our Non-NHS price list.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are fees charged?
The government contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients. However, in recent years more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a wide range of non-NHS work. This work is not funded by the government, so GPs have to charge a fee to cover their time and other expenses.
Surely the doctor is being paid anyway?
The NHS covers costs for NHS work, but not for non-NHS work.
Why do I pay upfront?
It is essential that we ask for full payment upfront to ensure the GPs valuable time is not wasted.
Please note that some work may incur a higher fee than advertised depending on their complexity. We will inform you of any additional changes as soon as they come to light.
Fees are non-refundable if you do not meet the criteria for certain forms e.g., exemption forms. Please ensure that you do meet the criteria before submitting your form and payment.
Do GPs have to do non-NHS work for their patients?
With certain limited exceptions, GPs do not have to carry out non-NHS work. Many GPs however will always attempt to assist their patients and carry out this work.
Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form/letter?
Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of patients which will always have top priority. We aim to complete non-NHS work within 4 weeks of receipt of payment.
I only need the GP’s signature – what’s the problem?
When a GP completes a report or writes a letter it is a condition of remaining on the medical register (which allows them to practice as a doctor), that they only sign what they know to be true. In order to complete even the simplest of forms, the doctor may have to check a patient’s entire medical record.