Bacon Lane Surgery

11 Bacon Lane, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 5AT

Non NHS fees

Please find a list of fees here

How to get an Insurance or Medical Form Completed?

Please hand these in to reception or you can ask your insurance company to fax them to us directly.
We have 14 working days to complete all reports from receipt. Such forms are classified as being outside the doctor’s normal NHS work and are therefore completed outside of NHS commitments. This means we are unable to offer an exact time when these forms might be completed within the 14 working day limit. However, the doctors will always endeavour to complete them as soon as possible and if there are any mitigating or urgent circumstances please let us know when handing in your form. There is a charge for this service varying on the complexity of the report and based on the fees recommended by the British Medical Association. This may be payable by your insurance company so please check with them first. Please note that we are unable to complete these forms without your signed consent so please ensure that this is included with the forms when handing then in. Until we receive everything needed we will not be able to process the form. If you have further questions please ring and speak to an administrator.
If your request is urgent, according to Doctor’s discretion your request may be completed within 7 working days; in this circumstance double charge will apply.

How to see your Notes?

You can come into the surgery to view your medical record at a time suitable to the practice. Please phone the surgery to arrange this.

If you need paper copies of your notes for whatever reason you must request them in writing as we need your signature, and we have 14 days to comply from receipt of the request. There will be a charge for this which is dependent on the size of the records (up to a maximum of £50). We will always try to produce copies as fast as possible but are unable to offer an exact timeframe outside of the 14 day limit due to the variable size of patient records.

Why do GPs change fees?

The NHS provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions. Completion of medical report for insurance companies, claim forms and other letters and forms that require the doctor to review your medical records are NOT covered by the NHS. These are an additional service provided by your GP.

Surely the doctor is being paid anyway?

It is important to know that the GPs are not employed by the NHS; they are self-employed and they have to cover their costs (staff, buildings, heating, lighting etc. in the same way any small business). The NHS pays the doctor for specific NHS work, but for non-NHS work the fee has to cover the doctor’s costs.

I just need a quick signature -why does it take 14 days or more?

Bear in mind that a doctor will not sign anything without making sure the information he is providing is accurate. This has to be done during specific times allocated for administrative functions. Forms/letters cannot be just slipped in in between consultations! All requests for medical information have to go through an admin process and allocated to a GP. Not all our GPs work every day, hence we ask for 14 days to complete the task. There are always exceptions so please ask if you are in desperate need for information to be provided urgently.