Many medical examinations, for example HGV licences and for pre-employment, are not paid for by the NHS. Some insurance forms such as the certificates for Elderly Drivers Insurance, appear deceptively simple but need a full medical examination for their completion. Examinations of this nature take time so please tell Reception why you are coming. The fee due is payable by the patient at the time of the examination. Examinations for life insurance companies will also need a special appointment but the fee in this case is usually payable by the company concerned.
DVLA Medicals During Covid Pandemic
We’ve had several enquiries regarding DVLA medicals recently. In the interests of equality and consistency, we are currently not able to provide these as they are a private service and therefore have to take a lower priority until we are able to fully resume our NHS service provision.
As these do not have to be done by a GP practice, there are several other options to have these medicals completed:
The following are examples of non-NHS services, which attract payment:
- Medical Examinations - PSV/HGV licence, holiday cancellation insurance, fitness to attend private school, travel fitness.
- Certificates - Freedom from infection, holiday cancellation insurance, seat belt exemption, shotgun licence, for sports regulatory bodies, travel fitness vaccination, private sick note. Carriage of medicines and sharps.
- Forms - Diabetic driver insurance, Provident Association claim (e.g. BUPA, PPA), private sick note.
- Reports - Accident/sickness insurance, Data Protection Act, employment medical, freedom from infection, holiday cancellation insurance.
A list of current charges is displayed in the waiting rooms. If the cost of the service you require is not shown, please ask at Reception.