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Non-NHS work requests
Posted on 25 Nov 2016
Charges may be made for services to patients which are not available on the NHS such as private medical certificates, private insurance claim forms and various types of medical examinations to name but a few
We will inform you of these charges, which follow BMA recommendations. A list is displayed at reception for your information.
This information is also available in our practice handbooks which are available in the waiting rooms.
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING NON-NHS WORK REQUESTS
Please be advised that there may be a delay in completing your request, we apologise in advance and your GP will address your request at their earliest convenience.
Unfortunately GPs have seen a huge increase in their workload due to the current GP recruitment crisis, this is impacting on both NHS and non-NHS work. We cannot expect GPs to process non-NHS work requests overnight, time spent doing this takes a GP away from the medical care of his or her patients. Completing non-NHS work is very time consuming and in order to complete even the simplest of forms the GP might have to check a patient's entire medical record.
We thank you for your understanding and patience.