Private Services

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.

 

Item (without examination)

 

Fee

 

Access to records (under GDPR Guidelines)

Free

DVLA

£130

Statement of fact (Short)            £30
All other letters/forms depending on GP time (30 minutes per hour)      £150/30mins


Policy for patients requesting private letters

All Private Letter requests will need to be filled in via the Template below. Please ensure fill in and provide an example of exactly what you require on the letter. The request must explain who the letter is for and its aim. 

  • Private letters are non-NHS work and therefore chargeable at £30.
  • Urgent Requests may cost double.
  • There may be additional charges depending on the time required and if changes are required
  • £30 payment is non-refundable and required in advance.
  • Letters may take up to 14 days to be ready for collection.
  • Please email back to fernlea.adminteam@nhs.net

Private Letter Request Form

 

Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website