This website uses cookies to function correctly.
You may delete cookies at any time but doing so may result in some parts of the site not working correctly.



Guidance to keep you safe when attending your vaccination appointment  

While coronavirus has put limitations on all our lives, it is important that you or your baby or child still have routine vaccinations. They protect against serious and potentially deadly illnesses and stop outbreaks in the community. We recommend that you [attend/book in for] your next scheduled appointment – see for details on when they are due.


Travelling to and from your appointment


When travelling to and from your appointment, please follow guidelines which include travelling by car, bike or on foot if possible, keeping a safe distance from others and washing your hands regularly. For more details, go to and search ‘staying safe outside your home’.


When attending your appointment


When attending your appointment, we will be putting in place a range of measures to minimise any risk of COVID-19:

    • social distancing measures will be observed;

    • we may have asked you to attend your appointment at a clinic that is not at your usual venue;

    • the appointment may take longer than usual.   

    • If you are identified as clinically extremely vulnerable and have been shielding, please contact your GP practice for the latest advice on what to do.

    • You must NOT attend an appointment if you or any member of your household are suffering from any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or are self-isolating. If this applies to you, please contact your GP practice so that you can reschedule your appointment for a different time.

    • Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, our service may have a reduced number of appointment slots available. If you choose not to attend your appointment, please contact your GP practice. It is always helpful for us to know why so we can help you with any concerns you might have. If you still don’t wish to attend the appointment, it can be offered to someone else.



Following advice from NHS England in view of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) update, as from Monday 16 March 2020 all routine appointments with a doctor or nurse practitioner will first be assessed by telephone triage.

Following your telephone assessment, if the doctor feels you need to be seen face to face then arrangements will be made accordingly.

Our priority remains to offer medical care to our patients with the most urgent medical needs, which may mean we have to suspend some services or are unable to see patients for routine appointments.

In line with the NHS guidance we have temporarily suspended the option of booking appointments online, this allows for all appointments to be triaged by telephone.

These measures are being put in place as a precautionary measure to protect both public and staff.

We will update our website as soon as the situation changes.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.


If you have been to any of the affected areas in the last 14 days:

- Stay indoors and avoid contact with others

- Contact NHS 111 for advice or visit


* Do not go to work, school or public areas *

* Avoid visitors in your home *


- Cough

- Runny nose

- Sore throat

- Fever

- Difficulty breathing


GP Fees for Non NHS Services

GP Fees for Non NHS Services

Non-NHS work

Some services are not covered by the NHS and we will therefore charge a fee for completion of this work.  The NHS medical care of our patients takes priority during our working day so any private letters or forms can take up to 3 weeks to complete and return to you.  We cannot guarantee they will be completed earlier. 

Why do GPs sometimes charge fees?

It is important to understand that many GPs are not employed by the NHS.

They are self-employed and they have to cover their costs - staff, buildings 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 these costs.

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. 

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

With certain limited exceptions for example a GP confirming that one of their patients is not fit for jury service, 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.

Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form?

Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his or her patients.

Most GPs have a very heavy workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time, so many GPs find they have to complete this work outside of and in addition to their normal hours.  

I only need the doctor's signature - what is the problem?

When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true.

In order to complete even the simplest of forms therefore, the doctor might have to check the patient's entire medical record.  Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor with the General Medical Council (the doctors' regulatory body) or even the police.

A list of our current fees and methods of payment with effect from 1st April 2018 is provided below:


GP Fees for Non NHS Services


Medical Examinations



Pre- Employment Examination and Report


Private patients 1st consultation


Private patients subsequent consults



Medical Reports (no face-to-face examination required)

Life Insurance Report                                                                           


Medical / Occupational / Solicitor




Private Prescription

£ 20.00

Simple Letter / Certificate

£ 40.00

Complex Letter/Certificate (2 or more pages requiring examination of medical records)

£ 50.00

Driving Licence Application

£ 30.00

Private Sick Note

£ 20.00

Duplicate Sick Note

£ 10.00

Childminder Ofsted Health Declaration Form

£ 90.00

Power of Attorney: Examination and Certificate


                          : Witnessing Power of Attorney

£ 40.00








Adoption and Fostering

Adoption fees are usually paid by the prospective parent, sometimes by the adoption/fostering agency or authority. This needs to be established prior to your appointment.

Form AH - Health Assessment, Prospective Carer

Approx. £100



Some vaccinations required for travel purposes carry a fee. Once a travel questionnaire has been completed and our practice nurse has made her recommendations, the cost of your vaccinations/treatment will be quoted.



Holiday Cancellation letter / form (simple document, 1 page)

£ 20.00

Holiday Cancellation letter / form


Overseas visitor Private Consultation

(cost of drugs and dressings plus VAT will be additional)

£ 50.00







Payment for services provided to patients must be in CASH ONLY.

Payment must be made at the beginning of a course of treatment/vaccinations, or completion of report/letter.

If you require further information specifically relating to fees charged for Non NHS services please ask at reception in the first instance.


Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website