Non-NHS Fees 2018 / 19< click to open
Please open the above Non-NHS Fees 2018/19 document for a list of our private service fees.
Copies of this list are also displayed at our Penryn, Mawnan and Stithians Surgeries.
Insurance Forms, Certificates and Medicals :
The Government’s contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS Patients. In recent years, more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work. This includes insurance companies and employers wanting to be sure that information provided is true and accurate.
Private work includes medicals, insurance claims and proposals, signing of certificates of various kinds including travel, copies of records, fostering and adoption reports and any administrative request which is outside normal NHS Healthcare Services
Why does it take so long just for a signature ?
The Practice aims for 21 days to process your non-nhs request from date of receipt at the Practice. However, some circumstances, (in line with GDPR regulations), and form types may lead to an increase in this time scale. It is the responsibility of the patient to ensure that requests are made in time for any specific date dead-lines they may have. Medicals, Forms, Certificates and Letters are not classed as medical emergencies and will not be considered as such.
When a doctor signs a certificate or completes are report, it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true. Therefore, in order to complete even the simplest of forms, the doctor needs to check the patient’s entire record. Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor and the patient.
Medicals: Your GP will assess each request individually. This is to ensure appropriate time is allocated for an appointment if your form or certificate require you to be seen. Once your GP has assessed your request, you will then be contacted by a member of our team who will be able to book your appointment for you and arrange to receive your payment. All non-NHS services require payment prior to your request being undertaken by the Practice.
Forms, Certificates & Letters : Your GP will assess each request individually. Once your GP has assessed your request, you will be contacted by a member of our team who will arrange to receive your payment. All non-NHS services require payment prior to your request being undertaken by the Practice.Once the non-NHS service has been completed, you will be contacted by one of the Secretarial Team to arrange collection.
Please note : We will delete any letters dictated by your Doctor and which have not been paid for within 4 weeks of you being notified of the fee payable.