We provide a full range of non-NHS services for which we charge the recommended BMA fees.
These include private letters, private consultations / medicals (eg. HGV / taxi driving and pre-employment), private sick certificates, signing private insurance forms, holiday cancellation forms and certain travel vaccinations.
Please contact reception for the appropriate fee.
Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my private form ?
The NHS pays the doctor for specific NHS work, but the above private work is not covered by this payment.
Time spent completing private forms etc takes the GP away from the medical care of his / her patients. GPs have a heavy workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time. Meeting the needs of patients’ medical problems obviously takes priority.
When a GP signs a certificate or completes a report, they only sign what they know to be true. Therefore, in order to complete even the simplest of forms, the GP needs to check the patient’s entire medical record.
We trust patients understand, therefore, that sometimes this private work may take longer than anticipated.