Fishponds Primary Care Centre, Beechwood Road
Fishponds, Bristol BS16 3TD
0117 908 2360
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Services which attract a Fee 

The National Health Service provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions. The NHS does not employ GP’s but has a contract with them to provide NHS general medical services for their patients. Sometimes GP’s are asked to provide additional services, which fall outside their NHS contract, and in these circumstances they are entitled to make a reasonable charge for providing them. The Practice has a list of charges compiled using British Medical Association (BMA) guidelines: 

Fees to Patients for Non-NHS Services

Your Doctor is entitled to make a charge for the following services:

Non-NHS Services Fee 
Certificates and Forms  
Private Sick Note £10.00
Provident Association Claim Form (BUPA/PPA) £20.00
Health Club – Patient fit to Exercise £10.00
To whom it may concern letter £10.00
Medical Examinations and Reports  
Pre-employment medicals; LGV,PCV,Taxi driver, Elderly driver fitness Cert. £80.00
Extract from Records £45.00
Pro-forma Report - no examination  £60.00
Detailed written Report - no examination £95.00
Comprehensive Report and examination £140.00
DNA testing £40.00
Access to Records Under Data Protection Act  
Computerised Records £10.00
Manual records or combination of manual/computer records £50.00
Travel Abroad  
Private Prescription for drugs required when abroad £10.00
Fitness to Travel Certificate £10.00
Vaccination Certificate £10.00
Holiday Cancellation Certificate £10.00

Any forms not on the list will be charged at the discretion of the GP  

When a Doctor signs a certificate or completes a report, they need to check the patient’s entire medical record to ensure they are providing accurate information. Therefore we do ask for reasonable notice to complete reports.



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