119 Griffins Brook LaneBournvilleBirmingham, B30 1QNTel: 0121 476 2441
Certain GP’s within the Practice are available for DVLA and Norwegian Maritime Medicals and minor ops. These are by prior appointment.
The National Health Service provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions such as prescription charges. The NHS does not employ GPs but has a contract with them to provide NHS general medical services for their patients. Sometimes, however, GPs are asked to provides additional services, which fall outside their contract with the NHS, and in these circumstances, they are entitled to make a reasonable charge for providing them. It is up to the individual practice to decide how much to charge, although the BMA produces lists of suggested fees for the Doctors to use as a guideline. When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report, the doctor needs to check the patient’s entire medical record to ensure that they are providing accurate information. GPs will not be able to complete forms overnight, so please ensure that you give them reasonable notice. Not all documents need a signature by a doctor. For example, you could ask another person in a position of trust, who may be willing to sign a passport application free of charge. (Teacher, Accountant, etc).
If you have several forms requiring completion, present them all at once and ask the receptionist if bringing them as a ‘job lot’ can reduce the price. You can also complete the form to the best of your ability in pencil, so the doctor just has to quickly verify your entries against the information held by the practice.
What is covered by the NHS and what is not? Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge their NHS patients are:
Dr Parsons is certified to undertake Norwegian Medicals.
A Norwegian Medical certificate will allow you to work in the UK and Norwegian waters of the North Sea.
The price is £155 inc VAT (excluding chest X-ray)
Miscellaneous forms / Counter signatures
Private medical certificate sicknote)
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete the online travel questionnaire before making an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will assist us in pre-ordering any vaccines required and for the nurse to have prepared for the appointment by reading the latest guidance. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to complete the form as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel. Vaccines need to be given at least two weeks before you travel to allow them to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
NHS funded (no charges)
Typhoid (Typhim Vi)
Hepatitis A (Havrix Mono, Avaxim)
Not NHS funded (chargeable)
Hepatitis B (full course)
Hepatitis B (booster)
Meningitis Menveo ACW&Y
Japansese B Encephalitis
Rabies (full course)
Rabies (booster or per dose)
Tick-borne Encephalitis (course)
NHS prescription required - normal prescription charges apply
Not available on the NHS. Tablets are available overthe counter from chemists, others need private prescription. There is a £10charge for malaria private prescriptions.
Vaccine (charges per vaccine)
Occupational Health Services are not part of the General Medical Services contract.
Occupational Risk Classification Patients working in the following professions or similar are classed as having an occupational risk of contracting Hepatitis B (and other diseases).
The practice is not allowed to accept money for occupational health services from registered patients. The practice also has no obligation to protect patients for the purpose of occupational health unless the patient is a health care worker who will be working abroad in an area of high prevalence of Hepatitis B. In this circumstance you will be asked to provide the practice with documentation to prove employment has been accepted and your place of work is located in a high risk area.
The employer should find suitable arrangements to have their employees vaccinated, usually within the setting of an occupational health department which they have an agreement with.
We therefore, do not offer any occupational health services to registered patients unless specified above. We can provide information on locating a local provider for these services.
Should you require MMR vaccination, irrelevant of the reason, you should be able to receive it under the NHS if you meet the following criteria; have never had an MMR or have only had one MMR. We cannot perform antibody tests for registered patients.
Non Registered Patients
The practice can accept non registered patients and provide certain services for the purpose of occupational health as a private service.
All vaccinations are purchased on a named patient basis and these fees are inclusive of a consultation fee.
Refunds Policy: We can not offer refunds for vaccines purchased on a named patient basis.
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