Non NHS Services

Private Work Fees

The NHS provides free health care for most people.

It is important to understand that GPs are self employed and not all of the services we provide are covered by the NHS payments to the practice.

Please expect a fee for non NHS services. The staff or your doctor should inform of any charges before carrying out non NHS work.

We also offer private medicals which may be needed by any agency such as your employer or for overseas visa applications. Please contact the Practice Manager for further details.

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following: 

    • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
    • Insurance claim forms 
    • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
    • Private sick notes
    • Vaccination certificates

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception/admin staff will be happy to advise you about them along with availability.

A fee may be charged for other private work not detailed above, but a GP must first assess the request and agree to undertake the work and this will be charged on an hourly rate basis. Please ask at reception for further information,

Please note payment will be required in advance.

Please email requests such as these to

Please click the below link to download a full breakdown of the Riversdale fees & charges.