Appointments for NON-NHS Services

Patients should be aware that fees may be charged for services not covered by the NHS contract.  These include private certificates, reports supporting private health insurance claims and other non-NHS medical reports.  Medical reports and examinations for insurance companies are usually paid for by the insurance company concerned.  Fees may be charged for examinations for other special purposes such as HGV and PSV licences, elderly drivers, fitness to drive, fitness to travel, fitness to undertake certain sports and pre employment medicals.  The fee scale is recommended by the BMA and details are available from reception.

The Practice are currently experiencing an extremely high volume of calls as they deal with unprecedented demand on their service.

You can help with this by choosing an appropriate time and means to contact the Practice for your query i.e. use the answerphone or online service for script orders, only phone for results between 3-4.30 pm and choose a later time in the day to phone the practice for any general enquiries.

Your Practice team are dealing with a workload which far outstrips capacity, please be understanding of the daily challenges which they face to deliver services to you.