Some services provided fall outside the scope of the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
- Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
- Insurance claim forms
- Passport signing
- Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
- Private sick notes
- Vaccination certificates
Our reception staff will be happy to advise you about appointment availability and applicable charges.
Antimalarials for travel - these are not available on the NHS. each private prescription supplied from the practice will carry a £8 charge.
Boots Chemist, Weavers Wharf Kidderminster and Asda Superstore in Worcester (amongst others) have pharmacists who are specifically trained to prescribe antimalarials to anyone over the age of 5.
A consultation will need to be booked there (Boots usually on a a Saturday). There is no charge for the consultation. Generic preparations are considerably cheaper than branded ones. By going direct to a travel advice pharmacy a patient will avoid the £8 private prescription charge. Small pharmacies will still require a prescription to enable them to supply thse medications.
Under 5s will always require a private prescription and you will need to inform the staff when ordering the type of malaria required, number of days in the area of risk and the childs weight in kgs.