Some services are not covered by the NHS and our practice will therefore charge a fee for completion of this work.
As the British Medical Association suggest
“With certain exceptions written within their contract, doctors do not have to carry out non-NHS work. However, many choose to for the benefit of you and other families they treat.”
“Why does my doctor charge fees?” BMA website. Retrieved 14 February 2023
Forms can take up to 3 weeks to complete
However even if we agree to complete non-NHS work, our NHS medical care of our patients takes priority during our working day so any private non-NHS letters or forms can take up to 3 weeks to complete and return to you. We cannot guarantee they will be completed earlier.
Please can you review the “check list for patients” included below in the frequently asked questions if you are considering requesting, we complete any non-NHS (private) work.