Cowbridge: 01446 772383

Llantwit Major: 01446 794080

St Athan: 01446 751751

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Youth  Information Page

Have a look at our new youth page and leave us some feedback on what should be included. SeeYouth Information (13-17)

Free NHS Courses in Cowbridge

Do you want to take control of your Pain? Are you living with Diabetes? Free NHS Courses available this Summer with the Education Programme for Patients @ Western Vale Family Practice, Cowbridge. See home page for more info.

Practice Leaflet

We have recently updated our Practice Leaflet. Please see Practice Brochure

Ovarian Cancer Awareness

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. For more information about symptoms and support see https://www.targetovariancancer.org.uk/information-and-support/what-ovarian-cancer

Silver Carers Award

We are very proud to have made front page of the latest edition of Caring Times, as a result of us being the first Vale GP Practice to have been awarded the Silver Carers Award. See https://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/Documents/Living/Social%20Care/Looking%20after%20Someone/Vale-Carers-NL-Jan-2019-Eng.pdf
Are you a carer? Are you cared for?
Make an appointment with Renae from our Nursing Team and she can help ensure you are getting support and advice. See Carers

Ear Syringing

From Monday 4 February 2019 the Practice will no longer be providing an ear syringing service with our Nurses. We have developed advice and helpful  information for patients which is available under the Services Tab – Ear Care.

Older People

A very helpful Directory of Services for older people produced by Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS) can be found under Patient Information/Older People

 

 

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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