Fees

Work for which doctors can charge a fee includes:

  • Work for local and central government.
  • Work for the NHS that is not a part of their main contract e.g. GP work in hospitals.
  • Reports and examinations requested by third parties e.g. insurance reports.
  • Reports and certificates requested by patients e.g. to support an application for a driving license.

There are certain services to which no national agreement applies and for which the BMA has in the past given guidance to members on what fees to charge. Following discussions with the competition authorities, within the framework of the law laid down by the Competition Act 1998, the BMA agreed to discontinue publishing suggested fees for services which can be provided by any doctor. The  provides suggested fees for services that are provided by the patient’s own general practitioner or other attending doctor. It also draws attention to those other areas where the BMA formerly provide suggested fees but now makes no suggestion. These fees are reviewed annually by the BMA Council on the advice of the professional fees committee.

Collaborative Arrangements

Services under the collaborative arrangements are provided by Greater Glasgow Health Board without charge to the patient. However the Board is obliged to pay doctors involved in undertaking these services, but the mechanisms and responsibility for the reimbursement of fees are agreed locally between the parties concerned. Following some confusion on what can and cannot be claimed as a collaborative fee, listed below is an updated list of items which can currently be claimed as a collaborative fee – Remuneration to GPs table updated April 2012.

 NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Remuneration to GPs/GP Practices for the Provision of Medical Services Under Collaborative Arrangements

Schedule of Fees (as at 1st March 2012)

A. ATTENDANCE AT CASE CONFERENCES

  

GMS or Specialist Work

*Previous

Fee

**New

Fee

1.1  Full session regular, occasional or additional session or emergency attendance: per full session or attendance (more than one hour). Unless otherwise indicated “full session” means a session lasting normally 1.5-2.5 hours including where necessary allowance for travelling. £115.56 £135.00
1.2 Short session: regular, occasional or additional session or emergency attendance per session or attendance – (less than 1.5 hr.) £74.86 £80.00

B. REMUNERATION ON A PAYMENT PER CASE BASIS

  

Examination of Blind or partially sighted persons for the completion of Form BP1:

 *Previous

Fee

**New

Fee

1.1 Completion of form BP1 where it is agreed in advance of certification that a fee will be payable. £57.17 £60.00
1.2 For re-certification as per 1.1 above. £57.27 £60.00
1.3 Completion of Form BP1 as at (1.1) above in the patient’s home. £71.17 £75.00
1.4 For re-certification as at (1.2) above in the patient’s home. £71.17 £75.00
  

Children in care, Adoption and Fostering

   
2.1  Examination and reports on children committed or about to be committed to the care of a local authority or received or about to be received into care by a local authority, or about to be fostered (unless subsection 2.2 below applies.)I.   Initial examination.II. Subsequent examination by the same GP, orhis/her partner, assistant or locum tenens £37.99 £24.36 £45.00£27.50
2.2 Examination and reports assessment and medical report on infant examined for adoption or fostering agency (BAAF Forms C,D,YP or AME.)I.   Full development assessment and medicalreport on infant examined for adoption orfostering agency (BAAF Forms C,D,YP or AME.)II. Form AH (Adult 1) (medical examination andreport on prospective carer.)III. Form AH (Adult 2) (supplementary to Form AH,where necessitated by the period of timebetween initial application and placement.)IV. Form IHA (Medical examination and report onchildren committed or about to be committed tothe care of the local authority to be fostered)(unless BAAF Forms C and D are used.)V. Form M/B (Obstetric report on a birth motherand neo natal report on a baby.) £97.91 £73.86 £24.36 £58.10 £44.95 £120.00£80.00£27.50£60.00£50.00
  

Child Protection

3.1 Full medical examination including report and opinion. N/A £120.00
3.2 Attendance at case conferences convened by the local authority re child protection issues.Full Session: (1.5-2.5 hours including where necessary allowance for travelling.)Short session: (less than 1.5 hr.) £115.56£74.86 £135.00£80.00

Adult Support and Protection 

4.1 Full medical examination including report and opinion. N/A £120.00
4.2 Attendance at case conferences convened by the local authority re adult support and protection issues.Full Session: (1.5-2.5 hours including where necessary allowance for travelling.)Short session: (less than 1.5 hr) £115.56£74.86 £135.00£80.00
  

Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 Part 6

5.1 Full medical examination including report and opinion (welfare or financial guardianship.)NOTE: Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, Part 5 – request from an independent health professional to carry out an assessment and issue a certificate of incapacity – is not payable as a collaborative fee as GPs can claim for this under paragraph 15 of the Statement of Financial Entitlements. N/A £120.00
  

Blue Badge

   
6.1 Report and opinion. £25.15 £27.50
  

Other examination and reports (not covered by any of the above)

7.1
  1. From GPs (full medical examination including report and opinion.)
  2. From GPs (report and opinion.)
  3. Request for information from United Kingdom Border Agency (details of pre-existing medical conditions and currently prescribed medication)
£39.22 £25.15 N/A £45.00£27.50£27.50

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