It is important to understand that many GPs are not employed by the NHS. They are self-employed and they have to cover their own costs. The NHS covers costs for NHS work, but for non-NHS work, the fees charged by GPs contribute towards their costs. The Government’s contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients, including the provision of ongoing medical treatment. In recent years, 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.
Non-NHS Service Fees
Please see our current charges for non-NHS services. Should you have a query, please contact us.
Non-NHS Services (November 2018)
- The fees charged are based on advice from the British Medical Association and in accordance with other regulatory bodies.
- Payment for appointment-essential services must be taken before the scheduled appointment.
- Appointments are not confirmed until full payment has been received.
- Refunds are available for appointment-essential services providing that we have received and acknowledged notice of cancellation before the day of the scheduled appointment.
- Refunds will not be given to patients who fail to attend scheduled appointments.
- Administrative services may take up to twenty one working days to complete.
- Copies of medical records may take up to one calendar month to complete.