Clinics & Services
These are done by appointment with the nurse or doctor. We recommend regular smears for women between the ages of 25-65. Reminders are sent to patients whose smears are due.
A clinic is run at the practice on Tuesday morning by the practice nurse and one of the doctors for those diabetics who do not need regular visits to the hospital diabetic clinic.
We advise on all types of contraception. You can see any of the doctors or the nurse for advice during normal surgery hours. Coil and cap fittings need a special appointment.
We are happy to provide antenatal and postnatal care with the help of the community midwife. She is also able to offer pre-conception advice.
Practice Nurse Clinics
The practice nurses are based in the surgery and can be seen by appointment. They provide a wide range of treatments including:
- Contraceptive advice (including emergency contraception)
- They are also able to give advice for some minor illnesses (ask at reception for details).
If you’re a smoker, giving up is the single most valuable step you can take to improve your health. It can improve your lifestyle and finances too! Please book an appointment with one of our practice nurses to discuss quitting smoking. The NHS can help you to quit using a variety of support tools.
When you go smoke free, you are up to four times more likely to succeed if you use NHS support and stop smoking medicines such as patches or gum to manage your cravings.
A useful website is http://smokefree.nhs.uk/
Private Services - Fees Update
Please see below for updated fees for 2018/19.
NON-NHS FEES FROM 1st Sept 2018
GENERAL PRACTITIONERS REPORT (GPR) 110.00
GPR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 27.00
TARGETED REPORT 58.00
REPORT TO EMPLOYER/OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH 90.00
REMOVAL OF PACEMAKER 64.00
LETTER: To whom it may concern 30.00
LETTER: Exam exclusion due to illness or school note 20.00
FORM: Childminder (Ofsted) 92.00
Vaccination Certificate 15.00
Pre-employment form 30.00
Travel form - medical facts only. No statement of fitness. 30.00
Holiday cancellation 33.00
Insurance certificate form supporting a referral (Bupa, PPA, etc) 30.00
Recurrent insurance claim 27.00
College Application – disclosure of disability/medical condition 27.00
Entertainment Licence LEA 21.00
Council Tax No charge
Concessionary Bus Pass 6.00
Looked After Children (IHA) (use SERCO claim form) 62.50
Medical Research/Study - not chargeable upfront. Send invoice with report/info.
Collection of sharps bins form signed No charge
MEDICAL: Fostering Medicals 126.00
Insurance medical & report 126.00
Any other Medicals 126.00
(exam only, no investigations or statement of fitness)
ECG interpretation by GP 35.00
TRAVEL IMMS: Please note all prices are per dose
Japanese Enc (2 doses) 88.00 per dose
Meningitis (1 dose) 78.00
MMR (1 dose) 42.00
Rabies (3 doses) 55.00 per dose
Tick-borne Enc (3 doses) 65.00 per dose
Yellow Fever Vacc + cert (1 dose) 60.00
PRIVATE CONSULTATION - WITH DOCTOR per 15 min 63.00 *
PRIVATE CONSULTATION - WITH NURSE per 15 min 38.00 *
PRIVATE CONSULTATION - HOME VISIT * 132.00 *
PRIVATE PRESCRIPTION 20.00
PRIVATE NOTE OF SICKNESS (If required before 7 calendar days of illness.) 20.00
PRIVATE SMEAR TEST * 84.00 *
*Not available to our NHS patients*
As per price list on Firs Website Sept 2018
Most of the services we offer are free under the NHS. Some services are not covered and for these your GP, like any other professional, will charge a fee. The fee will reflect the doctor or nurses time to carry out the service, the doctors professional opinion, as well as the cost of other staff support and consumables.
We do not offer capacity assessments for legal forms. You will need to speak to a solicitor or private psychiatrist for this service.
Please note that due to a variety of medicolegal reasons, we are unable to state fitness for a certain activities, even following examination/medical. Whilst we will provide a medical statement of fact, you may need a specialist private opinion to decide about fitness to undertake certain activities. We may comment that we see no reason why you are unfit to partake in an activity; however, statement of fitness may need to be done by a specialist who is properly trained and indemnified in the given area (ie. Occupational health specialist, sports medicine etc).
We do not do fitness to exercise letters such as the Paris Marathon forms. There are online private expert sites that deal with such requests.
We aim to complete all paperwork within 2 weeks of receiving documents and payment. Work will not commence until payment has been received. Prior to paperwork being given to the surgery for completion, please fill out your relevant parts entirely.
Forms that are required within 2 weeks of the date of receipt may incur an additional processing charge of £20. This is because the administration, secretaries and doctors need to make special arrangements to process the forms quickly.
Postage costs are not included in the above costs. If required, please give a self-addressed stamped envelope at time of delivery or arrange for collection from the surgery.
For holiday cancellation forms, please complete all sections relevant to date of travel, when the holiday was booked and when insurance was taken out.
Charges for private appointments may be taken at time of booking. This amount is non-refundable if the appointment is not attended. This is due to an increasing rise in patients who do not attend booked appointments.