Non NHS Services
The NHS provides most healthcare and healthcare services free of charge to UK residents, but there are some exceptions.
GPs themselves have to cover operational and running costs – equipment, insurance, staff etc. Therefore, professional fees charged must reflect a contribution to these costs as well as professional time.
Individual practices decide how much to charge for non-NHS services. There are no standard charges and ‘price fixing’ between practices is not allowed.
What can be charged for?
Examples of non-NHS services for which Bank Street Medical Group can charge their patients include:
- Certain travel vaccinations/work related vaccinations
- Certification of Fitness to Travel
- Exemption certificates
- ‘To Whom It May Concern’ Letters
Examples of non-NHS services for which the practice can charge other organisations include:
- DWP/Benefits Agency Reports
- Medical reports for an insurance company
- Reports for Solicitors
We can usually inform you of the likely charge when you ask for the paperwork to be completed.
Bank Street Medical Group may be willing to provide some non-NHS services for patients registered with other practices – please ask to speak to Angela Inglis, Practice Manager.
Why do I pay for ‘just’ a signature?
A doctor can only sign what they know to be true.
The production of an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor with the General Medical Council (GMC) or even the Police.
It often takes a considerable time to read through and check medical records, to answer all the questions raised.
Some documents do not need a doctor’s signature. Another person in a position of trust might not charge to sign such documents.
Requests for Medical Evidence
Please do not ask your doctor for a medical report to support your claim/appeal for welfare benefits as we will not be able to supply this free of charge.
Please contact Job Centre Plus or the Appeals Service, stating clearly your reasons for believing that a medical report is necessary.
If Job Centre Plus or the Appeals Service consider that further medical evidence is necessary to support your claim or appeal, they will seek it. They will then be responsible for paying any fee to the doctor providing the report.
We are aware that patients in receipt of Daily Living Allowance (DLA) are in the process of moving over to Personal Independent Payment (PIP) and as part of their claim the onus is on patients to get the information to support their claim. Under GDPR patients have a right to a free copy of their medical notes. However please be aware that the practice timescale for this is the legislative timescale of one calendar month; unfortunately we do not have the resource to reduce this timescale.
HGV, PSV, Taxi Driver and other work related Medical Examinations: £100.00
Private Consultation with Doctor: £50.00
Private Consultation with Nurse £25.00
Private Prescription: £17.00 per item (not including lab fees)
Holiday Cancellation Insurance Claim: £25.00
Holiday Information faxed overseas and invoiced to the patient: £25.00
Vaccination Certificate: £20.00 (Please be aware that the practice is reliant on external agencies informing them of Vaccinations administered outwith the practice to update your record)
Sickness/Accident Benefit Claim Form*: £25.00
(* For routine regularly required single page forms)
Fitness to Travel Certificate for Expectant Mums: £25.00
To Whom It May Concern Letters: £25.00
Firearm / Shotgun application: £30.00**
(** if following application a medical is required, a further charge of £85 will be made to the patient)
Photocopying of Medical Records 10p per side plus £15 admin (patient)
Fees charged may be subject to change.
The list above is not exhaustive; please contact reception for specific enquirer relating to charges for NHS services.
Opening Times & Info
Monday to Friday 08:00 to 18:00
Bank Street Medical Group
The Health Centre
Bank Street. Cupar, KY15 4JN
Telephone: 01334 651201
New Patient Register
To make things easier for you to register, download a New Patient Registration Form and New Patient Questionnaire. Complete these at your leisure, print them off and bring them into the practice. It is practice policy to ask for the completed forms to be accompanied by photographic ID and proof of your address. Click here for more information on the Registration process.
Our Nursing team runs multiple clinics each week. Click here to find out more about the clinics we run dealing with Chronic Disease Management.
Latest Practice News
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