Non-NHS services

The NHS does not pay for some of the services we provide. These include private sick notes, insurance forms, holiday cancellation forms, medical reports, fitness to travel certificates, private prescriptions, private letters, private medicals and some vaccination services. Our fees for these services, which are in line with BMA approved national guidelines, are displayed in the surgery.  Please note, we do not sign passport photographs.

If you want to arrange a private medical eg for HGV licence, diving, medical insurance etc please ring the switchboard and make it clear to the operator that you want to book an appointment for a private medical (rather than a usual NHS appointment).  You will then be put through to a member of the office staff who will arrange a medical outside the usual NHS appointment times.  The charge for private medicals is usually £100.  Public Carriage Office medicals are £80.  Please note that a fee of £40 will be charged if an appointment for a private medical is broken or cancelled without 24 hours notice.