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Asthma Clinic -
Monday and Friday 9am-6pm (HCA)
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-6pm ( practice nurse)
Smoking Cessation - Monday and Friday 9am-6pm (HCA)
Monday, Tuesday, Wed and Friday 9am-6pm (HCA, nurse)
Baby Clinic- every Tuesday at Townley rd clinic 1.30-3.30pm
Contraception/Sexual Health Advice
Counselling - referred through IAPT service
Choose and Book referrals
Well Man/Woman Clinic
Vaccinations, medication and travel advice
We offer a full travel advice and immunisation service. If you are travelling abroad please complete and submit the travel form in plenty of time (we recommend 6-8 weeks) before your journey. Please note: You must be a registered patient at the Practice to receive travel advice from us.
Before you travel, it’s important to find out whether you will need vaccinations for the country you’re visiting. The following websites will help you.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Hepatitis A & Typhoid £90.00 per dose
Hepatitis A £50.00
Hepatitis B £40.00 per dose
Full Course (3 doses) £120.00
Hepatitis A & B £70.00
Influenza (Flu) Vaccine £10.00
Meningitis ACWY £50.00
Shingles Vaccine £180.00
Hepatitis B vaccine on the NHS
Hospitals, GP surgeries and sexual health or GUM clinics usually provide the hepatitis B vaccination free of charge for anyone at risk of infection.
GPs are not obliged to provide the hepatitis B vaccine on the NHS if you're not thought to be at risk.
GPs may charge for the hepatitis B vaccine if you want it as a travel vaccine, or they may refer you to a travel clinic so you can get vaccinated privately.
Hep B has 3 to 4 dose/ each dose £40
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk information on vaccinations and advice on travel.
www.fco.gov.uk the FCO provide current safety advice on travelling to other countries from the UK.
Travel Health Assessment Form
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
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.
Why do GPs sometimes charge fees?
Isn’t the NHS supposed to be free?
The National Health Service provides most health care to the majority of 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 made because the service is not covered by the NHS, for example providing copies of health records or producing medical reports for insurance companies.
Surely the doctor is being paid anyway?
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. The NHS covers these costs for NHS work, but for non-NHS work, the fees charged by GPs contribute towards their costs.
What is covered by the NHS and what is not?
The Government’s contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients, including the provision of ongoing medical treatment. In recent years, however, more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work. Sometimes the only reason a GP is asked for information is because an insurance company or employer wants to ensure that the information provided to them is true and accurate.
Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs charge their own patients are:
Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge other institutions are:
Do GPs have to do non-NHS work for their patients?
With certain limited exceptions, for example a GP confirming that one of their patients is not fit for jury service, GPs do not have to carry out non-NHS work on behalf of their patients. Whilst GPs will always attempt to assist their patients with the completion of forms, for example for insurance purposes, they are not required to do such non-NHS work.
Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form?
Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his or her patients. Most GPs have a very heavy workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time, so many GPs find they have to take some paperwork home at nights and weekends.
I only need a signature, what is the problem?
When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true. In order to complete even the simplest of forms, therefore the doctor might have to check the patient’s entire medical record.
THE LORDSHIP LANE SURGERY
STANDARD CHARGES FOR SERVICES PROVIDED
Effective from 1 April 2019
Access to Medical Records
Viewing of medial records Free
Copy of travel immunisations £10.00
Copy of medical records £10.00 plus 40p per page
Max Charge £50.00 + P&P
Copy of computer records only £10.00
Driving licence photograph £50.00
Fitness to drive report for DVLA £50.00
with examination £90.00
PSV medical Examination £180.00
Taxi medical Examination £180.00
HGV medical Examination £180.00
Medical Certificate *Private
Sickness certificate (less than 7 days) £30.00
Private Medical Insurance Forms
Certificate or form for claim £30.00
with examination £100.00
Prospective Private Medical Insurance
Report (pro forma) £80.00
Written Report £80.00
Certificate of fitness to travel £30.00
Certificate of vaccination £20.00
Certificate of Freedom from infection £20.00
Holiday Cancellation Certificate or Form £40.00
with examination £100.00
Passport Form & Photo £50.00
Other Specific Medicals & Certificates
Sports medical (Diving/Boxing/Marathon) £60.00 per 10 minutes
with examination £100.00 per 15 minutes
Certificate to perform (under 16) £40.00
Nationalisation form certification £120.00
Medical Examination for life insurance £60.00 per 15 minutes
Occupational health forms £100
Letter of registration £20
Miscellaneous Medical Reports & Examinations
Other pro formas not listed £30.00 per 5 minutes
Other Medical Reports not listed £60.00 per 15 minutes
Other medical examinations not listed £100.00 per 15 minutes
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