Fees for Travel/Private Vaccinations Service

Please note: Travel initial consultations are a minimum of 20 mins long

Fees take effect from 1 June 2017. For earlier fees please see on Patient noticeboard in our waiting room or contact us.

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Fees for non-NHS funded services

Travel Clinic

Travel Clinic £ Vat Total £  
Practice Nurse Travel Consultation Free
Fit to …… Certificates – See Certificates as above
MMR Free
Hepatitis A Free
Typhoid Free
DTP Free
Hepatitis B (3 dose Normal course) £120.00 £0.00 £120.00 per course
Hepatitis B (4 dose Rapid course) £160.00 £0.00 £160.00 per course
Hepatitis B – Child (3 dose Normal course) £82.50 £0.00 £82.50 per course
Hepatitis B – Child (4 dose Rapid course) £110.00 £0.00 £110.00 per course
Meningitis ACWY + Certificate £55.00 £0.00 £55.00
Yellow Fever £60.00 £0.00 £60.00
Yellow Fever – Certificate Replacement £15.00 £0.00 £15.00
Rabies (3 dose course) £165.00 £0.00 £165.00
Rabies Booster £55.00 £0.00 £55.00 Where previously vaccinated but Booster recommended
Tick-borne Encephalitis (2 dose course) £130.00 £0.00 £130.00 Vaccine needs to be pre-ordered, price confirmed on order
Tick-borne Encephalitis (Booster) £70.00 £0.00 £70.00 A “booster” can be given 1 year later, which gives 3 years protection. Vaccine needs to be pre-ordered, price confirmed on order
Japanese Encephalitis (2 dose course) £200.00 £0.00 £200.00 Vaccine needs to be pre-ordered, price confirmed on order
Japanese Encephalitis (Booster) £100.00 £0.00 £100.00 A “booster” can be given 1 year later. Vaccine needs to be pre-ordered, price confirmed on order
Chicken Pox (2 dose course) £150.00 £0.00 £150.00 GP Appointment required to administer this Vaccination.  Chicken Pox vaccinations are available for Free on the NHS under certain circumstances.
Private Prescription £10.00 £0.00 £10.00 Where the medication (e.g. antimalarial tablets) is purchased elswhere.
Private Prescription (50% discount) £5.00 £0.00 £5.00 Where a private prescription is required for non-NHS funded medication dispensed by our dispensary.  The medication is charged for separately – price on request

Please contact us for prices of any services not listed.  Payment may be required prior to service being provided, e.g. if a vaccination needs to be pre-ordered.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

FAQs – Why Do GPs Sometimes Charge Fees?

Isn’t the NHS supposed to be free?

The NHS provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions: prescription charges have existed since 1951 and there are a number of other services for which fees are charged.

Sometimes the charge is made because the service is not covered by the NHS, for example, providing copies of health records or producing medical reports for insurance companies, and certain travel vaccinations.

Surely the doctor is being paid anyway?

GPs are not employed by the NHS; GP practices are independent businesses that are contracted to provide specific medical services by the NHS and other organisations such as county councils, and therefore have to cover their costs in the same way as any other small business – staff, buildings, heating etc. The NHS pays the Practice for NHS work only.

Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form?

A GP’s NHS work must take priority. Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of their patients. Most GPs have a very heavy workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time.

I only need the doctor’s signature – what is the problem?

When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true. In order to complete even the simplest of forms, the doctor might have to check the patient’s entire medical records.

Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor with the General Medical Council (the doctors’ regulatory body) or even the Police.

What if I change my mind?

If a vaccination has been specifically purchased for you and you decide not to then have it, you remain liable for cost as published.  If a report has been requested by you or a 3rd party on your behalf (e.g. Insurance) and you decide you no longer wish to proceed after the GP has started to complete it, then you (or the 3rd party) remain liable for the cost as published.