Non NHS Services

Private Work Fees

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, adoption and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.). None of our doctors are qualified in aviation medicine.
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad: NHS regulations permit prescriptions to be issued for a problem from which the patient is currently suffering. Unfortunately the NHS will not fund 'just in case' medications in case you become unwell abroad. Examples include those for urine infections or diarrhoea. These can be issued privately though, with a small fee for the prescription, as well as a dispensing charge from the pharmacy plus the cost of the medication.
  • Private sick notes: sick notes for the first seven days of illness are not permitted to be issued under current regulations - a self-certification form or email should suffice. Further information can be found here.
  • Vaccination certificates

The fees charged are available from our reception staff, who will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.