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Non-NHS Services

Our private fees are listed below. Please select the relevant section. If you cannot find the fee you are looking for, please ask at reception.

Why are fees charged?

The government's 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.

Do GPs have to do non-NHS work for their patients?

With certain limited exceptions, GPs do not have to carry our 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 & preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of patients. GPs have an ever increasing workload of forms which must be prioritised against offering appointments and other urgent administration.

I only need the GP's signature - what's the problem?

When a GP signs a certificate, 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.

Who sets the fees and why do different doctors charge different fees?

The BMA suggest fees that may be charged in certain circumstances however these are intended for guidance only. Doctors are not obliged to charge the rates suggested by the BMA and the fee levels will generally reflect the amount of work and time involved.

Why do GPs charge for the completion of cremation forms?

A deceased person cannot be cremated until the cause of death is definitely known and properly recorded. Before cremation takes place, two certificates must be signed, one by the GP and one by another doctor. The completion of these forms is not part of a doctor's NHS duties and the fees are normally charged to the funeral director who generally passes on the cost to the family. These fees are agreed with the relevant national associations applicable to funeral directors. Death certificates are a separate form and are completed free of charge.

What notice is required for the completion of reports & letters?

We ask for 4 weeks' notice although many are completed more quickly. Where a patient has an urgent request this should be explained to the receptionist who will note the request. However, it is not always possible for other more clinically urgent work to be delayed.

All charges are inclusive of VAT (*), where applicable.

Copies of Records

Type of record

Charge

Who normally pays?

Computerised records added more than 40 days ago *

£1 per sheet (min £5; max £10)

Patient

Computerised Records added within the last 40 days *

No charge

N/a

Manual records or a combination of manual & computerised records *

£50

Patient / employer / insurance company / solicitor

 

Certificates, Letters & Forms

Type of certificate , letter or form

Charge (where there is a range, the doctor will specify the charge)

Who normally pays?

 

Freedom from infection certificate *

£30

Patient

Fitness to exercise / travel letter *

£30

Patient

Vaccination record

no charge

Patient

Holiday cancellation insurance claim form *

£30

Patient

Fitness for education / sport *

£30

Patient

Private sick note (any sick note within 7 days is private) *

£30

Patient

Claim form (e.g. BUPA, Westfield) *

£30

Patient

School fees insurance claim form *

£30

Patient

Completion of Power of Attorney or Court of Protection form *

£150

Patient / Solicitor

  

Travel Vaccinations

Some travel vaccinations are provided free of charge (from your registered GP practice) on the NHS. The following vaccinations are not provided on the NHS, but can be provided on a private basis.

This practice is also able to provide a travel vaccine advice & immunisation service to patients not registered at this practice. Please see the "Fees for patients not registered at this practice" section below.

Vaccination

Number of injections

Cost of vaccination course

Administration charge

£10 per vaccination

Hepatitis B *

3 injections per course

£50

 £30

Japanese B Encephalitis *

2 injections per course

£160

 £20

Meningitis A & C *

1 injection

£40

 £10

Rabies *

3 injections per course

£105

 £30

Tick Borne Encephalitis *

3 injections per course

£115

 £30

Yellow Fever

The practice no longer provides this service

The nearest service is at Dronfield Medical Practice, Civic Centre, Dronfield.

 n/a

  

Driving

Type of report / form

Charge

Who normally pays?

Full medical & report (HGV, PSV, PCV, LGV) *

£125

Patient or employer

Local Authority PCV / LGV report *

£90.50

Local Authority

Report (no examination) *

£85

Patient

Report to DVLA (with examination) *

To be determined by the DVLA

DVLA

Report to DVLA (no examination) *

To be determined by the DVLA

DVLA

 

Employment

Type of report / form

Charge

Who normally pays?

Full medical with report *

£125

Patient / employer

Report without examination *

£85

Patient / employer

Extract from records (no examination or opinion) *

£60

Patient / employer

 

Adoption & Fostering

Adoption fees are normally paid by the parent(s); fostering fees are normally paid by the NHS, but sometimes paid by the adoption / fostering agency.

Type of report / form

Charge

Form IHA (Initial Health Assessment)

£58.12

Forms M, B - Obstetric Neonatal Reports

£44.95

Forms C, D, YP, AME - Full examination of child

£97.91

Form AH - Health Assessment for a prospective carer

£73.86

Form AH2 - Update report

£24.36

Childminder OFSTED health declaration form

£84.50

Examination of child in care:
First examination
Subsequent examination

 

£37.99
£24.36

Freedom from infection for children in care

£24.36

 

Attendance Allowance & Disability Living Allowance

Normally paid by the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)

GP factual report *

£40.20

Form DS1500 *

£21.00

 

Insurance Company Reports

Normally paid for by the insurance company, but occasionally by the patient (check individual policy).

All fees agreed individually.

Fees for patients not registered at this Practice

Travel vaccines - patients are able to attend their registered GP practice for most travel vaccines and the majority of these are offered free of charge on the NHS. Please see the "Travel & Occupational Health Vaccinations" section above for more details. If you are unable to source travel vaccinations from your local registered practice, we are able to offer the following vaccinations on a private basis:

Travel vaccinations (some vaccinations require a course of 3 injections). Please note we do not provide yellow fever vaccinations *

Cost of the vaccine plus an administration charge of £15 per injection

 

Operations & Procedures - these are applicable to clients who are NOT registered patients of The Valleys Medical Partnership. No private consultations or private operations are offered to registered patients. The costs exclude the costs of medicines, laboratory / histology.

Cryotherapy of warts, verruca etc. *

£55 per 10 minute session

 

Paternity Testing *:
1st sample
2nd sample
3rd sample

 

£45.00
£45.00
£20.00

 

Overseas Vistors

If you have moved "for a settled purpose" to the Dronfield area from overseas, you may register with the practice as a standard NHS patient. Please ask a member of the reception team for a registration form.

If you are visiting the area for a temporary period from overseas, your entitlement for free treatment depends on the nature of your condition and the country from which you are from.
If your treatment is deemed an emergency / immediately necessary by the treating clinician, there is no charge as long as this lasts no longer than 14 days (however, should you require treatment at a hospital, they may make a charge). If you require medication, this will be issued on an NHS prescription (chargeable at the pharmacy).

If your treatment is not immediately necessary, you may be given free treatment if you are from another EU country or a country with a receiprocal health care agreement with the UK. This normally applies for a period of 3 months only.

If your treatment is not immediately necessary and you live outside of the EU (or a country with a reciprocal health care agreement with the UK), you would normally be charged for any consultation and issued with a private prescription should you require any medication. Our charges for private consultations are:

Initial private consultation (overseas visitors)

£70 per 10 minutes per person

Follow up private consultation (overseas visitors)

£55 per 10 minutes per person

Private home visit (overseas vistors)

£150 per visit


 

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