Cowbridge: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major: 01446 794080

St Athan: 01446 751751

Latest News

The Practice will be closed on Tuesday 9 October 2018 from 1pm for clinical training.
When the practice is closed please call the Out of Hours Service on 01446 729562 for urgent medical attention, if you contact the Practice your call will be automatically re-directed.

 

Flu Vaccination Clinics 2018/19
For details of our vaccination clinics and eligibility, please check below for further information.

 

Non NHS Charges

Why GPs sometimes charge fees

Surely the doctor is being paid anyway?

It is important to understand that GPs are not employed by the NHS. They are self-employed and they have to cover their costs – staff, buildings, heating, lighting, etc – in the same way as any small business. The NHS covers these costs for NHS work, but for non-NHS work, the fees charged by GPs contribute towards their costs.

 What is covered by the NHS and what is not?

The Government’s contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients, including the provision of ongoing medical treatment.

In recent years, however, more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work.

Sometimes the only reason that GPs are asked is because they are in a position of trust in the community, or because an insurance company or employer wants to ensure that information provided to them is true and accurate.

 Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge their own NHS patients:

  • accident or sickness certificates for insurance purposes

  • school fee and holiday insurance certificates

  • reports for health clubs to certify that patients are fit to exercise

Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge other institutions:

  • life assurance and income protection reports for insurance companies

  • reports for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in connection with disability living allowance and attendance allowance

  • medical reports for local authorities in connection with adoption and fostering

Do GPs have to do non-NHS work for their patients?

GPs do not have to carry out non-NHS work on behalf of their patients. Whilst GPs will always attempt to assist their patients with the completion of forms, for example for insurance purposes, they are not required to do such non-NHS work.

A List of fees for non NHS Services is available here:

FEES FOR NON-NHS SERVICES

June 2018

CERTIFICATES, FORMS AND LETTERS

Various – “to whom it may concern” letters

£25.00

Private Certificate of Sickness

£20.00

Fitness to Travel Certificate (without examination)

£25.00

Fitness to Travel Certificate (with examination)

£75.00

Holiday Cancellation Certificate

£30.00

Certificate of Fitness

£25.00

School Sickness Certificate

£25.00

Private Healthcare Form

£25.00

Access to Records – Computer Only

n/a

Access to Records – Computer and Manual

n/a

MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND REPORTS

Adoption Report and Exam (per adult) Private

£50.00

Adoption Report and Exam (per adult) Bridgend Council

£73.86

Form AH (Health Ass On Prosp. Carer Incl. Medical)

£73.86

Form AH2 (Update Report on Parent/Carer. Review from Records

£24.36

Taxi Drivers Licence Medical

£55.00

Racing Car Licence Medical

£120.00

PSV Driving Medical (e.g bus driver)

£120.00

PPL Fitness to Fly Report (Pilot)

£120.00

Diving Medical

£120.00

HGV Drivers Licence Medical

£120.00

Police Medical

£140.00

Pre-Employment Medical

£130.00

GP Report (GPR)

£94.30

Additional Info Requested After GPR

£22.70

Firearms Licence

£40.00

Power of Attorney

£150.00

PRIVATE FEES FOR APPTS/VACCINATIONS/TESTS/SCRIPTS

Private GP Appointment (incl private script)

£60.00

Private Prescription

£20.00

Yellow Fever

£70.00

Re-issue of Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate

£15.00

DNA Mouth Swab and Form

£50.00

ECG Recording

£75.00

Private Bloods for Insurance Company

£60 + lab costs

Hep B Injections (course of 3)

£90


 

Contact Information

Cowbridge

Western Vale Family Practice

Cowbridge Health Centre

The Broad Shoard

Cowbridge

CF71 7DA

Tel. 01446 772383

Llantwit Major

The Clinic

Boverton Road

Llantwit Major

CF61 1XZ

Tel. 011446 794080

St Athan

The Surgery

The Square

St Athan

Barry

CF62 4PF

Tel. 011446 751751

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