Ordering of Repeat Medications
From 4th July 2016 we will no longer accept prescription requests from the Chemist. You can only order medication by
1. Placing your repeat medication slip in the box located in the waiting area
2. Order online via our practice website at www.burnbankmedicalcentre.co.uk
3. Telephoning our new prescription voicemail system 01698 456622 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
It is estimated that over £15 million pounds worth of prescribed medication in Scotland is wasted each year. We all have a part to play in reducing this.
OUR LATEST PATIENT SURVEY CAN BE VIEWED BY ACCESSING www.healthcareexperienceresults.org and typing in Burnbank Medical Centre into the search box. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please write to Claire Murdoch, Practice Manager
All practices are contracted to provide “essential services”, that is basic treatment of ill people. We also provide the following “additional services”:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
NON NHS FEES 2016-2017 - BURNBANK MEDICAL CENTRE, HAMILTON
The National Health Service provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions. The NHS does not employ GPs. GPs have a contract with the Health Board to provide NHS general medical services for their patients. Sometimes, however GPs are asked to provide additional services, which fall outside their contract with the NHS, and in these circumstances, they are entitled to make a reasonable charge for providing them.
The British Medical Association suggests fees for non NHS work which is not covered under a GPs NHS contract to help GPs set their own professional fees. However these fees are guidelines only and a Doctor is not obliged to charge the rates suggested.
Please allow 3 working days before collecting a form or letter to give the GP time to complete the form or have it typed.
LGV/HGV/PCV/PSV/Taxi Driver/Elderly Driver Fitness - currently not providing these £80.00
Insurance Claim Forms/Holiday Cancellation Forms £20.00
Local Authority Letters – Housing/Garden etc £10.00
Private Insurance Line £10.00
Criminal Injuries Claim Form £40.00
Employment Medical – Private Employer £100.00
Employment Medical – Local Authority £68.00
Employment Medical – NHS £35.00
Fitness to Travel Letter £20.00
Vaccination Certificate £10.00
Letter from Doctor - regarding prescribed medication for going on holiday/other matters not
covered under General Medical Services £10.00
Power of Attorney – completion of form by usual GP in the surgery £50.00
Power of Attorney - completion of form by usual GP at home £100.00
Access to Medical Records – viewing only £10.00
Access to Medical Records – electronic records only £20.00
Access to Medical Records – paper and electronic records £50.00
Firearms Licence Form £20.00
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