Non-NHS services

GP surgeries have always undertaken private work for patients, to help them with matters arising in daily life that are not covered by the NHS (insurance policy administration, travel claims, occupational assessments, driving and sporting/recreational matters etc).

Providing this service has become more challenging due to the increase in NHS work, which we prioritise to ensure our patient’s medical care is not adversely affected by non-clinical private work, and staff shortages.

The surgery is under no obligation to provide non-NHS work, but we recognise that providing it is useful for our patients and we would like to be able to assist you.

Our fees for non-NHS work have not increased in the past 5 years, but we now need to increase these to cover the increasing costs in the business. It is important to understand that GP’s are not employed by the NHS, they are self-employed, and they have to cover their costs- staff, buildings, heating, lighting etc- in the same way as any small business.

We will not undertake all non-NHS work and the work we do undertake will alter month to month, depending on NHS demands and staff availability. Once you have provided our admin team full details, including all the forms and/or letters, that relate to your request we will provide you a firm or approximate costing and likely timescale.

You are free to arrange non-NHS work with any other provider, they may be cheaper and faster, or they may be more expensive, and delays may occur as they do not hold your medical records on file. All patients now have the right to access to their complete medical records online, but you will need to sign up to our online services which you can do through this website or the NHS app, if you have not already got an account.

The following list is not exhaustive but examples of services not covered by the NHS and the new fee from 1st May 2024.

Insurance Claim form £125

Disability Service allowance form £55

GP letter of support £65

Driving Medical (HGV, Taxi, PSV) £155

Detailed Written Report without Examination £105

Addendum Report £75

Firearms License + Renewal £105

Proof of medication for travel £35

Police Health Questionnaire £90

Pre-employment Medical £135

Fostering Medical £115

Insurance/Medical Reports via IGPR £105

Date published: 6th March, 2024
Date last updated: 24th May, 2024