The NHS does not cover certain medical examinations such as HGV, pre-employment, sports, elderly driver, fitness to travel etc. Details of fees, payable at the time of examination are available in reception. We also charge for completing insurance and other claim forms.
Some drugs are not available on the NHS and require a private prescription for which we make a charge
Some patients prefer to have the benefits of being looked after by their doctor on a private basis. Many patients have Private Health Insurance but this usually only covers treatment following referral to a consultant. We aim to offer a service to complement this.
The main advantages are to be able to see the doctor of your choice in the surgery or by home visit and, since special appointment times outside NHS sessions have been reserved for Private Patients, consultation times are longer. Private Patients may of course still avail themselves of the NHS hospital and community services if they wish. This includes hospital admission for emergency and routine procedures, X-rays, blood tests etc.
Private patients pay an annual registration fee which enables us to offer consultations and visits at the rates as set out below.
If you have need of medical advice outside normal working hours you are still entitled to advice from NHS 111. Visits will be provided by Harmoni, our local out-of-hours service provider
Private patients are responsible for the cost of all their medication.
Current Charges (with effect from 1st April 2014)
Annual Registration Fee £100.00
Doctor Consultation £35.00
Consultation with Nurse £20.00
Home Visit £75.00
Telephone advice £20.00