Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
- Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
- Insurance claim forms
- Passport signing
- Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
- Private sick notes
- Vaccination certificates
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Travel has become relatively cheap and many of us are going to far away destinations for work as well as pleasure. Some of these destinations have disease and illnesses rarely seen in the United Kingdom. When planning a trip abroad we would advise you to make an appointment in our Travel Clinic to discuss the hazards you may encounter and what you can do to prevent illness and disease affecting you.
Our Travel Clinic operates on a Wednesday afternoon and alternate Monday afternoons and is very popular. You can book a first appointment by either:
The first appointment is likely to take approximately 20 minutes, although this may vary depending on your destination. The nurse will help you book follow up appointments timed to your vaccination schedule.
Immunisations for travel abroad are not covered by the NHS and you will be asked to pay for the vaccines you decide to have. The surgery’s current fees are:
- Hepatitis B – course of 3 or 4 at £40.00 each
- Rabies – course of 3 at £55.00 each
- Yellow fever – a £60.00 charge
- Malaria – a £15.00 prescription charge, plus drug cost from your chosen pharmacy
Other vaccines are available and the practice nurse will give you full details on request.
A course of vaccines may take a while to complete so book your appointment as soon as you can before you are due to depart.