The doctors are contracted to provide general medical services to their NHS patients but there are several instances where they are asked to provide services outside their contract. These include holiday claims, 'fitness to perform' letters, insurance medicals, signing of passports, signing of private insurance claims, sporting medicals and various other forms.
Up to ten working days must be allowed for the completion of these forms and letters by the doctors. Payment is due on collection of the completed document. The surgery will advise you when it is ready and details of the fees (charged at BMA recommended rates) are available from reception.
There is no charge for the Freedom Pass, Taxicard and Blue Badge forms. (Completed Blue Badge forms are sent directly to the London borough of Havering.)
You may need to make an appointment if you have not consulted with a GP in the four weeks prior to your request.
The current policy of the Health Authority is to fund one cycle of IVF treatment only, including any medication, if you meet the criteria for treatment. If you decide to pay for this treatment please be aware that the practice is not funded to prescribe the medication and this cost will also have to be borne by yourselves.