Non NHS fees

Non-NHS fees

OUR MISSION

Providing exceptional medical care for individuals, families and the community

Helping you...

It is important to understand that many GPs are not employed by the NHS. They are self-employed and they have to cover their costs – staff, buildings etc – in the same way as any small business.  The NHS covers these costs for NHS work but for non-NHS work, the fees charged by GPs contribute towards these costs.

The government’s contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients including the provision of ongoing medical treatment.  In recent years however more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work. Sometimes the only reason that GPs are asked is because they are in a postion of trust in the community or because an insurance company or employer wants to ensure that information provided to them is true and accurate. 

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LATEST NEWS

We want to keep you updated on the latest news from both our medical professionals and our valued patients

Primary Care Network

We have been working hard in the last 12 months to develop what is called our ‘Primary...

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September 20th, 2020

Patient Participation Group

Greenwood Surgery has had an active Patient Participation Group (PPG) since around 2004. At Greenwood Surgery patient...

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October 6th, 2020

Clear on Cancer

Cancer is one of the biggest killers in the UK. One in two people born in the...

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November 3rd, 2020