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Information for Overseas Patients

 

With effect from 1st January 2018

 

The criteria for treatment of patients using the services of the UK National Health Service (NHS) for overseas visitors at Barn Close Surgery are as follows:

 

EMERGENCY or IMMEDIATELY NECESSARY TREATMENT

If treatment is urgently required this will be provided free of charge regardless of the patient’s usual home country. In an EMERGENCY dial 999

The diagnosis of “Emergency” or “Immediately Necessary” treatment is the responsibility of the Doctors at Barn Close Surgery, who can admit patients to hospital if required.

Between the hours of 6.30pm and 8.00am, at weekends and on Bank Holidays patients should contact the out of hours service on 111

 

NON-URGENT TREATMENT

In the circumstances where, in the opinion of the Doctors at Barn Close Surgery, the patient’s condition or problem is such that medication or treatment is required before the patient returns to their usual home country, then medication or treatment which the Doctor feels is appropriate will be provided.

A fee to cover the cost of any medication prescribed will always be payable.

 

Treatment by a Doctor will be free of charge providing the following conditions are met:

If the patient is usually resident in one of the countries listed on the NHS Website as being part of the European Economic Area (EEA) AND

The patient is able to produce their European Health Insurance card (EHIC) or E111

 

Treatment by a Doctor will be chargeable in the following circumstances:

If the patient is usually resident in one of the countries listed on the NHS Website as being part of the European Economic Area (EEA) AND

The patient is unable to produce their European Health Insurance card (EHIC) or E111

OR where the patient is usually resident in a country which is not regarded as being part of the European Economic Area (EEA) as listed on the NHS Website

Where the Doctors at Barn Close Surgery regard medical treatment as being CHARGEABLE, then the following scale of charges will apply:

PRIVATE PATIENT FEES

 

Private Prescription

£14

GP Consultation (up to 10min)

£50 (£25 per additional 10min to max of 30min total consultation time)

Home Visit

£100

GP Telephone Consultation

£20

Nurse Consultation

£30

ECG

£70

24 Hour ECG

£100

24 Hour BP Monitor

£100

DNA Blood Tests

£42

Other Blood tests                   

£32

Cancellations <24 hours will be charged

£20

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