Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore a charge will apply. Examples include the following:
- Medicals for pre-employment and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
- Insurance claim forms
- To Whom It May Concern letters
- Private sick notes
- Vaccination certificates
- Firearms licencing*
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
*There has recently been a change in the process required for the application of firearms certificate. It is best not to send your application to the police until the medical proforma is completed and can be sent accompanying the application. The Practice may complete Medical Proformas in relation to an application for a shotgun/firearms licence or renewal of a licence, for which the fee is £35.00 plus VAT. However the individual doctor may make the decision to decline this private service to prioritise NHS work. If licence holders are members of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) they can ring 01244 573010 for further advice. Alternatively you could contact MedCert (www.medcert.co.uk).