These Fees take effect 1 June 2018. Services before this date please refer to the Practice Patient Notice Board in our waiting room or contact Reception.
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PRoB = Payment Required on Booking
Fees for non-NHS funded services
|Certificates||£||Vat||Total £||Without medical examination unless stated otherwise|
|Certificate of fact||£25.00||£5.00||£30.00||Brief statement of fact – no opinion given|
|Fitness to Work Certificate (7 days or less)||£25.00||£5.00||£30.00||When required by patient to present to an employer when absent from work for 7 days or less|
|Fitness Certificate (Basic): Fit to …||£25.00||£5.00||£30.00||Freedom from infection certificate, eg for school, travel or employment. Fit to exercise|
|Fitness Certificate (Comprehensive): Fit to … with Medical Examination||£135.00||£27.00||£162.00||Fit for travel comprehensive (eg scuba diving, extreme sport etc) – PRoB|
|Firearms Licence Police Summary Report||£45.00||£9.00||£54.00||Police Firearms Unit Summary Report – Payment made by Patient – PRoB|
|Gender Recognition Report||£80.00||£0.00||£80.00||Completion of T450/464 to support the requirements of obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate (Gender Recognition Act 2004)|
|Other ad hoc Reports per 10 mins||£45.00||£9.00||£54.00||Review of records and detailed report with opinion will normally be 30 mins|
|Insurance||£||Vat||Total £||Without medical examination unless stated otherwise|
|Insurance Application Report (Life or Private Medical Insurance)||£104.00||£0.00||£104.00||Detailed Report in connection with insurance application|
|Insurance Application Supplementary Report (Life or Private Medical Insurance)||£27.00||£0.00||£27.00||Supplemenary report in connection with insurance application|
|Insurance Application Report (Holiday/Travel Insurance)||£45.00||£0.00||£45.00||Short certificate of medical status for Holiday or Travel Insurance application|
|Insurance Claim – Incapacity Certificate||£45.00||£0.00||£45.00||Short Certificate of incapacity for patient to claim under Accident or Sickness insurance, PMI or Holiday Insurance, or completion of a pre-treatment form|
|Insurance Claim – Incapacity Report||£135.00||£0.00||£135.00||Detailed report of incapacity for patient to claim under Accident or Sickness insurance, PMI or Holiday Insurance etc. Any Examination is charged separately|
|Employer Reports||£||Vat||Total £||Without medical examination unless stated otherwise|
|Employers Pre-Employment Medical Report||£90.00||£18.00||£108.00||Pre-employment report with opinion on employee requested by employer|
|Employers Pre-Employment Medical Report with Medical Examination||£150.00||£30.00||£180.00||Pre-employment report with opinion on employee requested by employer|
|Employers In-Employment Medical Report||£90.00||£0.00||£90.00||Employment report with opinion on employee requested by employer – during employment.|
|Employers In-Employment Medical Report with Medical Examination||£150.00||£0.00||£150.00||Employment report with opinion on employee requested by employer – during employment|
|Medical Examinations||£||Vat||Total £|
|Private Consultations – GP (per 10 mins)||£45.00||£0.00||£45.00||Does not include the cost of any chargeable test or consumables used – PRoB|
|Private Consultations – Nurse (per 10 mins)||£30.00||£0.00||£30.00||Does not include the cost of any chargeable test or consumables used – PRoB|
|Private Consultations – HCA (per 10 mins)||£20.00||£0.00||£20.00||Does not include the cost of any chargeable test or consumables used – PRoB|
|Medical Examination for other 3rd party – GP (up to 30 mins)||£135.00||£27.00||£162.00||Other medicals required for 3rd party (not driving – HGV, Taxi etc) – PRoB|
|Emergency Treatment under the Road Traffic Act 1998||£21.30||£0||£21.30||1st Dr to provide emerg treatment/exam to a victim(s) of an RTA. Driver can normally recover costs via their Ins Co|
|Medical Procedures||£||Vat||Total £|
|Private Spirometry||£83.33||£16.67||£100.00||For 3rd party report. Does not include GP report|
|Private ECG||£62.50||£12.50||£75.00||For 3rd party report. Does not include GP report|
|Private Blood Sample||£34.80||£0||£34.80||Taking sample only. Does not include Private lab test or P&P|
|Driver Licensing||£||Vat||Total £||Without medical examination unless stated otherwise|
|DVLA Blood Test||£39.00||£7.80||£46.80|
|DVLA Vocational GP Certificate||£12.50||£2.50||£15.00|
|DVLA GP Series 2||£40.00||£8.00||£48.00|
|DVLA GP Examination||£85.00||£17.00||£102.00|
|Medical Examination: LocalAuthority, HGV, LGV, Taxi licence etc||£100.00||£20.00||£120.00||PRoB|
|Driver Fitness Certificate||£25.00||£5.00||£30.00||PRoB|
|Driver Fitness Certificate With Medical Examination||£135.00||£27.00||£162.00||PRoB|
|Access to Records||£||Vat||Total £||Without medical examination unless stated otherwise|
|Patient Online Services||£0.00||£0.00||£0.00||Patient Online Services is the primary means and 1st copy provided of accessing your patient record|
|Copy of Medical Records – held elctronically only||£10.00||£0.00||£10.00||Additional copy or excessive request|
|Copy of Medical Records – held manually or part manually||£50.00||£0.00||£50.00||Additional copy or excessive request|
|Legal||£||Vat||Total £||Without medical examination unless stated otherwise|
|Lasting Power of Attorney||£45.00||£9.00||£54.00||Certificate Holder signatory|
|Lasting Power of Attorney (with Certificate)||£90.00||£18.00||£108.00|
|Testamentary or other Capacity Assessment||£90.00||£18.00||£108.00|
|…Plus Home Visit (Bicester)||£45.00||£9.00||£54.00|
|…Plus Home Visit (Outside Bicester)||£90.00||£18.00||£108.00|
|Paternity Tests Sample Taking – 1st person 1 sample||£34.80||£0.00||£34.80||Costs are determined by the Blood Tests (Evidence of Paternity) Regulations 1971 as amended. Additional costs apply for taking second or subseqent samples. This does not include the cost of testing the samples. See www.gov.uk/get-dna-test|
|Paternity Tests Sample Taking – 2nd person 1 sample||£8.70||£0.00||£8.70|
|Social Services||£||Vat||Total £||Without medical examination unless stated otherwise|
|Fostering / Adoption application with Medical Examination or Consultation||£150.00||£30.00||£180.00|
|Fostering / Adoption Update||£45.00||£9.00||£54.00|
|Ofsted Childmilder Health Form||£75.00||£15.00||£90.00||In order for people to be registered as childminders, OFSTED must check on their suitability. The fee is paid by the patient or employer|
|Education||£||Vat||Total £||Without medical examination unless stated otherwise|
|School/College Applications – Health Declaration Certificate||£25.00||£5.00||£30.00||To confirm current medical issues.|
|School/College Applications – Health Declaration Certificate + GP Consultation||£45.00||£9.00||£54.00||To confirm current medical issues.|
|Private Prescription||£||Vat||Total £|
|Private Prescription||£10.00||£0.00||£10.00||Where the medication (e.g. antimalarial tablets) is purchased elswhere.|
|Private Prescription (50% discount)||£5.00||£0.00||£5.00||Where a private prescription is required for non-NHS funded medication dispensed by our dispensary. The medication is charged for separately – price on request|
|Medical Examination is defined as a verbal and physical examination by the GP lasting up to 30 mins only. Where additional procedures are requested that are not medically required from the findings of the initial medical examination, e.g. ECG, Spirometry, then these are charged for.|
|Additional Charges. Where due to the complexity of the patient’s medical records, forms, reports or letters greater time is required by the GP or supporting staff, then additional fees may be charged|
Prices are subject to change without notice.
Please contact us for prices of any services not listed. Payment may be required prior to service being provided.
Where additional time is required to provide the requested service than is normally necessary, a further charge may be made at the GP, Nurse or HCA’s discretion at their normal rate of £45, £30 and £20 per 10 mins respectively.
Please allow up to 10 working days for basic reports to be produced by your GP. More detailed reports may take longer. You will be contacted when it is ready to collect.
FAQs – Why Do GPs Sometimes Charge Fees?
Isn’t the NHS supposed to be free?
The NHS provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions: prescription charges have existed since 1951 and there are a number of other services for which fees are charged.
Sometimes the charge is made because the service is not covered by the NHS, for example, providing copies of health records or producing medical reports for insurance companies, and certain travel vaccinations.
Surely the doctor is being paid anyway?
GPs are not employed by the NHS; GP practices are independent businesses that are contracted to provide specific medical services by the NHS and other organisations such as county councils, and therefore have to cover their costs in the same way as any other small business – staff, buildings, heating etc. The NHS pays the Practice for NHS work only.
Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form?
A GP’s NHS work must take priority. Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of their patients. Most GPs have a very heavy workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time.
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, the doctor might have to check the patient’s entire medical records.
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.
What if I change my mind?
If a vaccination has been specifically purchased for you and you decide not to then have it, you remain liable for cost as published. If a report has been requested by you or a 3rd party on your behalf (e.g. Insurance) and you decide you no longer wish to proceed after the GP has started to complete it, then you (or the 3rd party) remain liable for the cost as published.