Non NHS Services

Private Work Fees

 

ILFORD LANE SURGERY

NON-NHS FEES (PRIVATE FEES)

Private Fees (Non-NHS work) – Information for patients and third parties 

 The Government’s contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients, including the provision of ongoing medical treatment. In recent years, however, increased organisations have been involving doctors in a full range of non-medical work. Sometimes the only reason that GPs are asked is because they are in a position of trust in the community, or because an insurance company or employer wants to ensure that information provided to them is true and accurate. 

The BMA (British Medical Association) suggest fees for non-NHS work, which is not covered under GP’s NHS contract, to help GPs set their own professional fees. However, the fees are guidelines only, not recommendations, and a doctor is not obliged to charge the rates suggested. The BMA recommends that GPs tell patients and third parties in advance if they will be charged, and how much. It is up the individual doctor to decide how much to charge. 

 

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

With certain limited exceptions for example, a GP confirming that one of their patients is not fit for jury service, GPs do nothave to conduct non-NHS work on behalf of their patients. 

Whilst GPs will always attempt to assist their patients with the completion of forms for example for insurance purposes, they are not required to do such non-NHS work. 

 Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form? 

Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his or her patients. Most GPs have a very heavy workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time, so many GPs find they have to complete this work outside of and in addition to their normal hours.   

 I only need the doctor’s signature – what is the problem? 

When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true. In order to complete even the simplest of forms therefore, the doctor might have to check the patient’s entire medical record.  Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor with the General Medical Council (the doctors’ regulatory body) or even the police. 

 Alist of our current fees (to be reviewed again in April 2024)is provided below: 

All fees must be paid in advance of work being completed and supplied. 

We accept Cash only. We reserve the right to suspend, extend processing times for private/non-NHS work at any time due to busy periods. 

 

ILFORD LANE SURGERY

LIST OF NON-NHS FEES 

 

Service 

Fee 

To Whom May It Concern Letters (short GP letter) to support claims such as housing, school, college or private. 

£40.00 

Adoption & Fostering  

£100.00 

Adoption & Fostering Additional/Up to date Information 

£25.00 

CAMP Amercia forms 

£120.00 

Private medical examinations HGV, PSV, Taxi, Driving Medicals – (Subject to GP availability)  

£110.00 

DVLA medical over 75’s 

£120.00 

Private medical/insurance form completion i.e. BUPA/PPP (Price will be based upon workload/information required) 

£120.00 - £140.00 

 

Insurance Reports 

Service  

Fee 

Full General Practitioner Report (GPR) 
With examination 

£105.00-£150.00 

Additional information request 

£25.00 

Insurance Sickness/accident claim form completion 

£40.00 

 

Other Third-Party Requests 

Service 

Fee 

Request for report by employer/Occupational Health (Price will be based upon workload/information required) 

£120.00 

DVLA Report 

£40.00