How to contact us

Woodlands Medical Centre

1 Greenfarm Road  
Cardiff

CF5 4RG

 

Phone 029  2059 1444

Fax 029 2059 9204

 

For prescription requests or clinical requests please email:

receptionteam.w97023@

wales.nhs.uk

 

Practice Manager Email (do not use for clinical requests):

practice.manager.w97023@ wales.nhs.uk

Surgery Hours

Monday        08.30 - 18.30

Tuesday        08.30 - 18.30

Wednesday   08.30 - 18.30

Thursday      08.30 - 18.30

Friday           08.30 - 18.30

 

Surgery closed for home visits between 13.00 and 14.00

Woodlands Medical Centre
Woodlands Medical Centre

fees and charges for Medical Reports and administration

Not all services at the practice are available under the NHS. Where patients request non-NHS services, a private fee may be payable in accordance with British Medical Association (BMA) guidance and in line with charges applied by other General Practice surgeries. Fees & charges for these services are shown below and are payable in advance.

 

PAYMENT IS BY CASH OR CHEQUE ONLY (made payable to Woodlands Medical Centre)

 

FEES PAYABLE BY PATIENTS

 

 

MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

 

FEE

 

FULL MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND REPORT

Drivers or Pilots vocational licences (e.g. LGV, HGV, PCV, Taxi, Pilot, etc)

Fitness to drive for insurance purposes (e.g. Elderly or racing driver)

Employment or Pre-Employment medicals (e.g. Army, Police)

Sports Fitness/Fitness to participate in event

£100

 

ACCIDENT &/OR SICKNESS INSURANCE MEDICAL EXAMINATION

Includes Loan, Income and Mortgage Protection

£80

 

 

CERTIFICATES, FORMS & REPORTS

 

FEE

 

PRIVATE SICK CERTIFICATE FOR EMPLOYER, COLLEGE etc

£15

 

HEALTH INSURANCE FORMS (BUPA, PPP etc)

£30

 

SHOTGUN CERTIFICATE / COMPLETION OF POLICE FORM

£50

 

ACCIDENT &/OR SICKNESS FORMS (Loan, Income & Mortgage Protection)

£30

 

FREEDOM FROM INFECTION CERTIFICATE

£30

 

SLIMMING CLUB/HEALTH CLUB CERTIFICATE/QUESTIONNAIRES

£30

 

HOLIDAY INSURANCE CANCELLATION FORM

£30

 

SCHOOL FEES INSURANCE CLAIM

£30

 

COPIES OF INSURANCE MEDICAL REPORTS – Requested by patients

£10 access fee +

50p per sheet

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

FEE

 

PRIVATE PRESCRIPTION

PRIVATE PRESCRIPTION FOR TRAVEL ABROAD

£15

 

ANY SIMPLE LETTER TO SUPPORT NON-NHS INFORMATION

(e.g. Fitness to Fly, To Whom it May Concern, Housing, Social Services, etc)

COMPLEX LETTER REQUIRING EXTRACTS FROM MEDICAL RECORDS

£30

 

£60

 

PHOTOCOPYING CHARGES – per side

50p

 

 

 

 

 

ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS

 

FEE

DATA PROTECTION ACT, ACCESS TO, AND COPIES OF RECORDS

Access to Health Records charge whether copies are required or not

£10

 

Viewing records only – no copies required:

Records held only on computer

£10

Records held part on computer and part manually (paper)

£10

Records held manually (paper)

£10 - Unless records have been added to in the last 40 days in which case viewing is free.

 

Copies of Health Records required:

Records held only on computer

£10

Records held part on computer and part manually (paper)

£50 (maximum)

Records held manually (paper)

£50 (maximum)

PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS AND TESTS (for Non NHS patients only)

FEE

PRIVATE APPOINTMENT WITH DOCTOR (for Non NHS patients only)

£65 per 10 mins

PRIVATE APPOINTMENT WITH NURSE (for Non NHS patients only)

£25 per 10 mins

£40 per 20 mins

ANY TESTS REQUIRED (fee is in addition to private consultation fee)

Dependent on type of test required

 

 

FEES PAYABLE BY OTHER AUTHORITY/ORGANISATION

 

INSURANCE MEDICAL REPORTS / DVLA

 

FEE

INSURANCE GENERAL PRACTITIONERS REPORT

£104

INSURANCE COMPANY – SUPPLEMENTARY REPORTS

£27

DVLA REPORT (Series II pro-forma)

VOC CERTIFICATE

COPY OF VISUAL FIELDS

VOC RESTING ECG

£40

£12.50

£42

£88

 

SOLICITORS - FORMS & REPORTS / COPIES OF MEDICAL RECORDS

 

FEE

COPIES OF MEDICAL RECORDS - as per ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS

£50 (maximum)

Letter providing information from patient records

£50 (minimum – depending on complexity of letter)

 

LOCAL AUTHORITY

 

FEE

ADOPTION MEDICAL

£84

 

DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS (DWP)

DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE FORMS

DSA 1550 FORMS

£33.50

£17

 

Why fees are charged for some services?

NHS services are provided free of charge to patients under the General Medical Services contract with the Practice, and the NHS covers the cost of providing these services. However, some additional services are not available under the NHS and are not paid for by the NHS. GPs are self-employed and have to cover the costs of running the GP Practice just like any other business. For example, they need to pay staff, heating and lighting costs and also invest in developing the services and facilities provided.

 

Time spent by GPs completing private reports and undertaking private medical examinations is generally outside of normal contracted working hours as an extra commitment to a GPs workload. The fees charged for non-NHS services go towards the costs of running and investing in our Practice to provide the wide range of services patients require.

 

What type of service is non-NHS and who pays the fees?

Some services for which a non-NHS fee is applicable will be payable by patients themselves and some services will be payable by other organisations, e.g. insurance companies, local authorities, solicitors, etc.

 

Services for which a fee is payable by patients include:

  • employment, HGV, and taxi driver medical examinations
  • accident and sickness certificates for insurance purposes
  • school fee and holiday insurance certificates
  • reports for health clubs to certify patients are fit to exercise

 

Services for which a fee is payable by other authorities include:

  • copies of medical records for solicitors and insurance companies
  • life assurance and income protection reports for insurance companies
  • reports for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)
  • medical reports for local authorities in connection with adoption and fostering

 

How long it takes for private non-NHS forms etc to be completed?

Patients are advised that any documentation to be completed by a doctor may take up to 28 days, (dependent upon the availability of the doctor and any factors such as annual leave, sickness, etc)

 

A doctor’s priority will always be the care provided for patients under the NHS. Time spent completing forms and preparing reports adds to their already heavy workload and non-NHS work is generally done in the doctors’ own time. The patient may feel that they only require a doctor’s signature on a form which should not take long, but a condition of remaining on the Medical Register is that a doctor only signs what they know to be true. They therefore may need to check the patient’s entire medical record to avoid serious consequences for the doctor with the General Medical Council (GMC). The waiting time for non-NHS work and services completed outside normal working hours is therefore likely to be affected by this. 

 

How fees are determined

The British Medical Association (BMA) provides guidance on a range of fees, including the fee for medical insurance reports which it has agreed with the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and DVLA fees which it has agreed with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). 

 

Our fees and charges are set in accordance with British Medical Association (BMA) guidance and in line with charges applied by other General Practice surgeries. Our list of charges reflects the BMA suggested fees for some services while for most other services, our fees are lower than the BMA recommended fees.

 

Payment for services can be made by cash or cheque only (made payable to Woodlands Medical Centre).

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