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  • Lunchtime Closures

    The surgeries will be closed between 12.30 - 3pm for staff training on the following dates:

    Tuesday 8th October 2019

    Tuesday 12th November 2019

    Wednesday 11th December 2019

    Fri 20th December 2019

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Flu Day - We will be having two flu days this year:

  • ALCONBURY FLU DAY - Saturday 12th October 2019 from 08.30am - 12.00pm 

    BRAMPTON FLU DAY - Saturday 19th October 2019 from 08.30am - 12.00pm

  • Heatwave advice - Please see THIS handy guide to looking after yourself and others during a heatwave.
  • Extended Access Survey - can be completed using this link
  • ALBRAM Patients Group Annual General Meeting will be held at Brampton Surgery on Tuesday 16th July at 6.00pm
  • Lunchtime Closures
  • The surgeries will be closed between 12.30 - 3pm for staff training on the following dates:

Wednesday 13th March 2019

Wednesday 24th April 2019

Tues 21st May 2019

Wednesday 12th June 2019

 We will also be closed from 1.00pm for staff training on the following date:

Wednesday17th July 2019

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Fees for Non-NHS Services

GP Fees for Non NHS Services

Non-NHS work

Some services are not covered by the NHS and we will therefore charge a fee for completion of this work.  The NHS medical care of our patients takes priority during our working day so any private letters or forms can take up to 3 weeks to complete and return to you.  We cannot guarantee they will be completed earlier.

Why do GPs sometimes charge fees?

It is important to understand that many GPs are not employed by the NHS.

They are self-employed and they have to cover their costs - staff, buildings etc - in the same way as any small business.  The NHS covers these costs for NHS work but for non-NHS work, the fees charged by GPs contribute towards these costs.

The government's contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients including the provision of ongoing medical treatment.  In recent years however more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work.

Sometimes the only reason that GPs are asked is because they are in a postion of trust in the community or because an insurance company or employer wants to ensure that information provided to them is true and accurate.

Do GPs have to do non-NHS work for their patients?

With certain limited exceptions for example a GP confirming that one of their patients is not fit for jury service, GPs do not have to carry out non-NHS work on behalf of their patients.Whilst GPs will always attempt to assist their patients with the completion of forms for example for insurance purposes, they are not required to do such non-NHS work.

Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form?

Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his or her patients.

Most GPs have a very heavy workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time, so many GPs find they have to complete this work outside of and in addition to their normal hours. 

I only need the doctor's signature - what is the problem?

When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true.

In order to complete even the simplest of forms therefore, the doctor might have to check the patient's entire medical record.  Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor with the General Medical Council (the doctors' regulatory body) or even the police.

Please click on the link below for Fees for Non-NHS Services.  Fees are correct with effect from 1st August 2018.

Please be advised the as of 1st May 2010, additional non-medical services are now subject to VAT as indicated by *

Fees for Non-NHS Services 01.08.19



 
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