National Health Service provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions such as prescription charges. The NHS does not employ GPs It has a contract with them to provide NHS general medical services for their patients. Sometimes, however, GPs are asked to provide additional services, which fall outside their contract with the NHS, and in these circumstances, they are entitled to make a reasonable charge for providing them.
There are several services, such as the signing of certain forms which are not covered under the National Health Service, such as:
- Private Medical Certificates
- BUPA and Private Insurance Forms
- Holiday Insurance Claims
- Examinations for Driving
- Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
- Passport signing
- Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
- Sickness Benefit Forms
- Vaccination Certificates
You will therefore be asked to pay for these services. Please ask at the reception desk regarding our charges and appointment availability.