The NHS does not pay for some of the services we provide. These include private letters, insurance forms, holiday cancellation forms, medical reports and other private work. Our fees for these services are in line with the national guidelines. Sometimes the charge may be covered by the organisation requesting the service i.e. an insurance company; in other cases the patient is liable to pay the fee. Anything that needs to be signed by a GP is classed as private work. This is because it is done in the GP’s own time and not during Surgery hours and therefore is chargeable. Prices can vary per request.
The fees we charge are similar to those of other local practices but may vary. Also, for non-NHS work it may be possible to have it carried out elsewhere dependent upon the nature of the work.
Please refer to our GDPR Privacy Notices as stated in our Policies and Procedures section in Practice Information.
We aim to have this work completed within 28 working days.
For a list of fees, please see our Private Work Fees – 2024.
We use a processor, iGPR Technologies Limited (“iGPR”), to assist us with responding to report requests relating to your patient data, such as
subject access requests that you submit to us (or that someone acting on your behalf submits to us) and report requests that insurers submit to us under
the Access to Medical Records Act 1988 in relation to a life insurance policy that you hold or that you are applying for.
iGPR manages the reporting process for us by reviewing and responding to requests in accordance with our instructions and all applicable laws, including UK data protection laws.
The instructions we issue to iGPR include general instructions on responding to requests and specific instructions on issues that will require further consultation with the GP responsible for your care.