New Seaham Medical Group

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Non NHS Services – Chargeable

Not all services at the practice are available under the NHS. Where patients request non-NHS items or services a private fee may be payable.

Click Here for a list of our current charges for services that are not provided on the NHS (these costs may change without notice). We have added some frequently asked questions which you may find helpful FAQs

What we do not provide:

x Fitness for Parachute Jumps, fit to fly and fit for travel

We do not routinely provide fitness to fly or travel letters. In circumstances, where this may be unavoidable, factual statements with a fee is provided.

x Benefit appeal letters

GPs are not responsible for making decision on people’s benefit entitlement. The department of working pensions already has processes in place to request the appropriate information from GPs to enable DWP to make such decisions.

x Character References

We do not provide these

x Fitness for Exercise or Gym

The risk that harm would come to you by exercising is low, however we cannot say that it is 100% safe for anyone to exercise. The risk is entirely between you and your gym instructor, following the guidelines at the gym of your choice.

x Missing a court appearance

Unless the letter has been formally requested in writing by the court, we do not provide these. Your solicitor can advise you further.

x Witness signatures or confirming identity i.e. passport

This can be carried out by other non-medical professionals

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and Practice Reception Staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.