Private Medical Services

patient having a private medical with a doctor

What is non-NHS work and why is there a fee?

The National Health Service provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions: prescription charges have existed since 1951 and there are a number of other services for which fees are charged. Sometimes the charge is because the service is not covered by the NHS, for example, providing copies of health records or producing medical reports for insurance companies, solicitors or employers.

The Government’s contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients but not non-NHS work. It is important to understand that GPs are not employed by the NHS; they are self-employed and they have to cover their costs – staff, buildings, heating, lighting, etc. – in the same way as any small business.

Private work fees

In order to ensure we minimise the amount of private appointments where patients do not attend, or work is undertaken and not paid for, our Policy has been reviewed to fall in line with other surgeries. 

Therefore, please be advised that before a private appointment is made or private forms are completed, payment must be made in advance.

Access to records

Item Cost

Access to Records under Data Protection Act: Excessive Requests of manual records or combination of manual/computerised records.

Requests must be made in writingg.

£0.50 per page up to a maximum charge of £50.00

Medical examination & reports

Item Cost
Employers / PSV / HGV / Taxi /Elderly Driver £140
Fostering / Adoption / Childminder £140
Factual Report for DWP/LA (e.g. Disability / Attendance / Housing) £40

Private Patient Fees

Item Cost
Consultation with GP per 10 minute appointment *inclusive of script fee £100
Home Visit (during surgery hours) per ½ hour £140
Phlebotomy (cost of tests may be invoiced separately by Hospital) £40

Travel vaccinations

Not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS and some therefore incur a charge.  Please see below for our list of prices.

Please Note: For non-Sunray Surgery Patients a £60 Travel Consultation is applicable and must be made at the time of booking.  This fee will be deducted from the cost of any vaccines administered.

Item / Vaccine Cost
ACWY Vaccine £60 per dose
Anti-Malaria Prescription £40
Hepatitis A Vaccine - Adult £60 per dose
Hepatitis A Vaccine - Junior £60 per dose
Rabies Vaccine (*Private Prescription issued) £60 per dose
Typhoid Vaccine £60 per dose
Private Travel Consultation £60