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Please be aware – any chargeable forms and/or letters will need to be paid for before the GP is able to complete them.
The NHS provides healthcare to most people free of charge. There are exceptions; prescription charges for example have existed in England since 1951. The doctors and healthcare team however are required to make a charge for all services that fall outside of the NHS contract. The services which are not NHS funded tend to fall into two categories as follows
Those where GPs can charge their NHS patients
Those where GPs can charge other institutions / organisations:
Our Non NHS fees are generally in line with BMA national guidelines and must be paid up front before any work is undertaken.
Please note we do not undertake the following:
Extreme Sport Medicals (eg. marathons, diving, skydiving, parachuting, bungee jumping etc.)
Countersigning Passport Applications
Albany Surgery is not able to provide pilot licence medical assessments or GP letters for participation in activities which fall under the extreme sports category, such as marathons, diving, skydiving, parachuting, bungee jumping, etc.
This is a private service and is above the standard NHS requirements for our practice, therefore our GPs have collectively decided that we cannot provide this service to our patients due to the medical legal implications and risk involved. Should a GP make an incorrect decision regarding a patient’s health and/or ability to fulfil what is required for a pilot licence/an activity in the extreme sports category, the GP in question would not be covered by medical indemnity.
We are able to provide you with a copy of your full medical history free of charge. This information can be also be accessed online via our Patient Online Service. Please contact the surgery for further details on how to register, if you would like to know more.
Alternatively, you may wish to contact a private medical assessment provider.
Please contact the aviation authority or event organiser for further advice.