Private referral letters - covered by your Insurance Company
Once you have been seen by your GP and it is confirmed you require a referral letter, please contact your Insurance company to ascertain which Consultant and Hospital they are happy for you to be seen by. Then call the relevant hospital to ascertain when an appointment is available. Please then provide these details to us by calling our secretarial team on 01279 594450 option 4.
Our Secretaries can then type the referral letter & forward to the relevant hospital ready for your appointment. Some Consultants may be happy to see you before the letter is received and we can then forward the referral once it has been typed. Please allow 7 to 10 working days for completion of letters/forms.
Doctor’s signature requests
Please be advised that the Doctor is not able to certify identity to those registered with us – even for a fee.
A Doctor’s signature for ANY private work is chargeable to the requesting party.
Private Charges Information
Private work carried out by the GP’s is not part of their GMS contract or classed as an essential service, therefore is chargeable at rates set by each GP Practice. Work is accepted at our discretion. GP’s are under no obligation to complete private work and fees are reviewed on a yearly basis.
Full payment needs to be made at Reception before your appointment is booked. No appointments will be made or letters dictated / typed without prior payment.
Once payment is received by our reception team, please allow 7 to 10 working days for completion of letters/forms - our staff will advise you when work requested is ready to collect.
The cost will be a minimum of £30 and can exceed £150. Please bear this in mind before making your request and please do not expect the GP to process forms/requests overnight - if you require work completed within a shorter timescale then 7 to 10 working days, this will incur an increased fee, please also note urgent private work will not be completed immediately.
All patients who request taxi medicals or any appointment where forms are to be completed, that it is your responsibility to complete any sections relevant to you on the form before coming to see the GP.
Forms submitted without your sections completed, will not be forwarded to the GP. There is not time in the appointment for the GP to wait for you to complete your section & then have the GP section completed - please bear this in mind, as failure to provide pre filled documentation will delay completion.
Prices are subject to change amd timescales are dependant on staffing levels.