Private 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, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes
  • Vaccination certificates

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.

Isn’t the NHS supposed to be free?

The NHS provides most health care to most people free of charge but there are exceptions such as prescription charges which have existed since 1951. The charge is made because the cost of the service is not covered under the NHS, such as medical reports for insurance companies.

The Government’s contract with the GP covers medical services to NHS patients. Organisations such as insurance companies involve GPs in non-medical work because they are in a position of trust in the community or because an employer wants to be sure that the information provided is true.

What are the costs? 

Reports and Medicals

  • HGV/LGV/Taxi/ Private hire £120.00
  • DVLA Fitness to drive Forms  ( Generally requested by DVLA) £48.00
  • Written Medical Reports £104.00
  • Solicitor’s / Insurance Reports £104.00
  • On-Line Medical Reports (IGPR) £50.00
  • Fostering AH1 form £100.00
  • Fostering AH2 £45.00

Letters, Certificates and Forms  

  • To Whom It May Concern letter £27.00
  • Complex Letters £65.00
  • Childminder – Health Declaration Form (requested by patient) £35.00
  • Holiday Cancellation £35.00
  • Firearms £35.00
  • Fitness to Travel £35.00
  • Student Disability Allowance £35.00


  • Consultations – GPs £72.00
  • Consultations – Nurses £24.00
  • Home Visits £150.00
  • Telephone / Video Consultations £30.00 

Medical Records ( Subject Access Request)

  • Access to view patient records NO FEE
  • Request for copies of records NO FEE (collected by patient/ sent via secure email. If notes sent via Royal Mail, patient to pay for costs incurred by sending ‘signed for’)

Travel Vaccinations 

  • Hepatitis A NO FEE
  • Typhoid NO FEE
  • Meningitis NO FEE
  • Polio/ Diphtheria/Tetanus NO FEE
  • Meningitis ACWY  NO FEE
  • Hepatitis B – per course of 3 £90.00
  • Private Prescription or Travel £15.00 

You can also purchase anti-malarial medication – please ask the nurse 

Methods of Payment 

We accept BACS, cash and  cheques supported by a cheque guarantee card.