Non NHS Services

Private Work Fees

Most services are covered by the NHS but you may be asked to pay a standard fee for certain procedures, please ask at reception for details or click here for a request form. For example:

  • Some Insurance Medicals
  • Private Certificates
  • HGV Licences
  • Some sports medicals
  • Taxi Medicals
  • Some vaccinations and immunisations
  • Holiday cancellation forms

From 1st September 2020, we will not longer accept payment by cash. All payments will need to be made by card in person (no transaction fee) or by BACS transfer at Whitehill Surgery.

Our list of fees can be downloaded below:

Fees for Non-NHS Services - 2021.docx

In order to be fair to all of our patients we have standardised all the fees. The British Medical Association also state that GPs do not have to do non NHS work as this does take them away from providing medical care; and some of our doctors choose not to do this 'private' work.

If a GP accepts a request for private work such as a 'To Whom It May Concern' letter, this work needs to be done by the GP outside of their normal working day, often in the evenings or at weekends.

The process for private work is as follows:

1. A request has to be made and this is then taken to the GP for agreement

2. Once agreed an invoice for the fee amount is sent either by email or in the post

3. Once payment is received please allow up to 3 weeks in which to get the work done.

Face mask exemption letters

We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government’s recent announcements around the use of face masks/coverings in various public settings.
GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask/covering. The government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this.
In respect of public transport, the responsibility for issuing exemptions lies with the transport provider not your GP. Similarly, practices are under no obligation to provide letters of support for anyone who does not fall under the list of exemptions but who considers themselves to have another reason to be exempted.
Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own#exemptions-to-wearing-a-face-covering-where-they-are-mandated
Remember: face coverings are mainly intended to protect others, not the wearer, from coronavirus (COVID-19) they are not a replacement for social distancing and regular hand washing. It is important to follow all the other government advice on coronavirus (COVID-19). If you have recent onset of any of the most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19):
  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia)
you and your household must isolate at home: wearing a face covering does not change this. You should arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19.