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Fitness to fly/Travel

Please call 111 if you need emergency medical attention during this time

If you need medical help while we are closed there are many services in place to treat people who urgently need healthcare, but it isn’t a serious or life threatening emergency.

If you are unsure of the service you need, or need immediate medical advice you should call NHS 111. They can give you advice and if you need to speak directly to a health care professional then they are available on the other end of the phone, whatever the time of day or night.

Walk in services are also available at Loughborough Urgent Care Centre.

If you do need to go to the emergency department, please think about if you can manage to get there using your own transport, or a taxi. Ambulances in the area will always prioritise the most serious cases first, so if your condition is not serious or life threatening and it’s safe to do so, we would recommend seeing if you can get family or friends to help you get to the emergency department. If you’re not sure, ring NHS 111 and they will advise you.

Castle Mead Medical Centre awarded GOOD in all categories  from Care Quality Commissioning please follow link for the report https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-584924244

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PRIVATE REPORTS & FEES

Private Reports & Fees

About charging fees:

The NHS provides most health care free of charge. However there are a number of other services for which fees can be charged. These are mainly for services not covered by the NHS, such as medical reports for insurance companies.

Doctors are involved in a whole range of non-medical work, largely on the basis that they occupy a position of trust within the community, and are in the position to verify the accuracy of information. If a GP signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a professional duty that they check the accuracy of such information. This may involve examining the patient's entire medical record.

 

Doctors Medical Indemnity does not cover them for completing Mental Capacity/Power of Attorney certificates or stating the fitness of a patient to fly or undertake certain activities (see below for alternative suggestions).

 

What certificates do I have to pay for?

There are a number of certificates which GPs are obliged to provide free of charge. These include certain certificates supporting claims by patients for social security benefits.  You will be advised if there is a fee for your request.

 

If a patient is off work for seven days or less the GP does not have to provide a sick note. A patient can be refused a note or charged for a private one for illnesses of seven days or less.

 

Access to records under Data Protection Act

Who pays

Charge

VAT

TOTAL

Computerised records

Patients can have access to their own medical records by Registering on line and completing the Access to Medical Records form (as at Reception about this)

No Charge

 

Nil

Adoption and Fostering

Who pays

Charge

 

 

Adoption fees normally paid by parent; fostering by NHS, but sometimes paid by  the adoption/fostering agency

 

 

Form IHA Initial Health Assessment

 TBA

£58.12

 

£58.12

Form AH Health assessment, Prospective carer

 TBA

£73.86

 

£73.86

Form AH2 Update report, parent/carer

 Fostering Agency

£24.36

 

£24.36

Childminder (Ofsted health declaration booklet)

Fostering Agency

£56.25

 

£56.25

Attendance allowance/disability living allowance

Who pays

Charge

 

 

GP factual report

DWP

£33.50

£6.70

£40.20

DS1500

DWP

£17.70

£3.40

£20.40

Freedom Pass schemes

Who pays

Charge

 

 

Examination and report

Local authority

£39.22

 

£39.22

Letter of Appeal against adverse decision

Patient

£25.50

£5.10

£30.60

Certificates and forms

Who pays

Charge

 

 

Lasting Power of Attorney - Property and Financial Affairs

DO NOT COMPLETE

GP’s Indemnity does not cover for opinions on patient’s mental capacity.  For legal decisions this needs to be done by a Solicitor

-

-

-

Letter re fitness to exercise, travel etc.

(Doctors Medical indemnity does not cover them for this work)

A copy of the patient summary and schedule of medications can be provided free of charge.  A typed letter detailing Statement of Facts of past or current problems can be completed by the GP but they will not comment on fitness.

£28

£5.60

£33.60

Patient to pay

Private Sick Note (any sick note within 7 days is private)

Patient

£16.00

 

£16.00

Patient to pay

Provident Association claim form (e.g. BUPA/PPP)

Patient

£35.70

£7.14

£42.84

Patient to pay

Cremation

Funeral Directors

£82

 

£82

Driving

Who pays

Charge

 

 

Full physical medical examination and report, e.g. HGV, PSV, TAXI, Fireman’s Medical applications (GP will confirm fee on sight of application form)

Patient needs to arrange an eye test prior to examination, the cost will be deducted from fee

(Please note a £40 deposit is required on booking the medical, the remainder of the monies are due on completion of the medical)

£96.00

23.90

£119.50

(£139.50  - deducted £20 for eye test)

Patient to pay

Report no examination detailed

DVLA

£89

£17.80

£106.80

Report with Patient present

DVLA

£85

£17.00

£102

Questionnaire

DVLA

£40

£8.00

£48.00

Employment/Retirement – Private

Who pays

Charge

 

 

Report without examination (private/insurance -30mins)

Patient/Employer/Insurance

£102.00

 

£102.00

Report on Pro-forma (15 -20mins)

Patient/Employer/Insurance

£55.00

 

£55.00

Employment - Local Authority/Police/NHS

Who pays

Charge

 

 

Shotgun or Firearms Medical Report

GP’s will supply Firearms Officer with Factual Statement only they will not comment on fitness to hold a Firearms licence. (Patient to pay fee)

-

-

£60

Patient to pay

Police/Local Authority medical exam, certificate, opinion

Local Authority

£116.00

£23.20

£139.20

Local Authority/Police: report without examination (30 mins)

Local Authority

£109.50

£21.90

£131.50

Insurance (Sickness)

Who pays

Charge

 

 

Certificate of Incapacity

Insurance Company/Patient

£28.00

£5.60

£33.60

Insurance Claim form completion

Patient

£28.00

£5.60

£33.60

Insurance (Accident)

Who pays

Charge

 

 

Report without examination. Medical opinion to be included at GP's discretion.

Insurance Company/Patient

£104

 

£104

Insurance short certificate

Insurance Company/Patient

£28.00

£5.60

£33.60

Life Assurance

Who pays

Charge

 

 

GPR no examination

Insurance Company

£102

 

£102

GP supplementary report

Insurance Company

£55.00

 

£55.00

Certificate of Existence

Patient

£25.00

£5.00

£30.00

Mental Capacity Certificate

Who pays

Charge

 

 

Mental Capacity

With or without examination

DO NOT COMPLETE

GP’s Indemnity does not cover for opinions on patient’s mental capacity.

For legal decisions this needs to be done by a Solicitor

-

 

-

Mental Health Psychiatric Examination- non specialist fee

Local Authority

£53.76

 

£53.76

To Whom It May

Patient can have a print out of their medical summary and medications but if they wish a typed letter with Statement of Fact about current/past health problems. Pre-payment is required for this.

£25.50

£5.10

£30.60

Patient to pay

Report for Solicitor

Solicitor

£104.00

 

£104.00

Travel Abroad

Who pays

Charge

 

 

1.      Pregnant Woman's Medical Certificate Assessing Fitness to Fly (noting their good health and indicating the baby's expected date of birth)

 

 

2.      Fitness to Travel Certificates – pre-existing illness

Patient can have a copy of their Patient Summary and medications free of charge

GP’s will give a Statement of Fact but will not declare if a patient is fit/not fit to travel.

Patients are advised to contact their airline for details of their medical director or the Civil Aviation website

www.caa.co.uk/passengers.before-you-fly

£35

£7.00

£42.00

Patient to pay

Vaccination certificate

Patient can have a summary print out of their vaccinations

NOC

NOC

NOC

Holiday cancellation insurance claim

Insurance Company/Patient

£35.00

£7.00

£42.00

Simple report detailing prescription medicines with Surgery stamp

Patient

£22.50

 

£22.50

To Whom It May Concern Letter Request

If this request is not included in any of the above, the Patient’s request will be assessed and the patient will be contacted with the outcome and a Pre-payment will be required for any letters typed.

£25.50

£5.10

30.60

Patient to pay

Note:

Free travel vaccinations

The following travel vaccinations are usually available free on the NHS:

These vaccines are usually free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.

Private travel vaccinations

You will have to pay for travel vaccinations against:

Yellow fever vaccines are only available from designated centres. The NaTHNaC website can help you find a clinic offering yellow fever vaccination.

The cost of travel vaccines at private clinics will vary, but could be around £50 for each dose of a vaccine. It's worth considering this when budgeting for your trip.

 (Updated August 2018)



 
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