The Doctors and Nurses are entitled to charge for some items of work. NHS work is free at the point of contact, and involves seeing the doctor for a normal consultation, home visits or minor surgery. You will not be charged for NHS work.
Non NHS services such as medical reports, insurance claim forms, or letters requested for work, school or leisure pursuits are dealt with on a private fee basis.
GPs are not employed by the NHS, they are self employed, and they have to cover their costs such as staff, buildings, heating and lighting etc in the same way as any small business. The NHS covers these costs for NHS work, but for non-NHS work the fee has to cover the doctor’s costs.
We cannot guarantee how long it will take the doctors to complete private work. As a guideline please allow 7-21 working days but please be aware that this may be longer during busy periods as NHS work has to take priority over private work.