Trinity Medical Centre

1 Goldstone Villas, Hove, BN3 3AT

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NHS

Telephone: 01273 736030

bhccg.thetrinitymedicalcentre@nhs.net

Don’t forget to avoid long wait times on the phone, you can click on the E-consult tab below, you will receive a response before the end of the next working day.  Feedback: “I think the e-consult process has massively helped efficiency and am I a fan.” – Anonymous  “I used your E consult service, I think this is absolutely fantastic. To be able to report my details, have a lovely caring Dr like Dr Howard call me, then send the prescription to my chemist blew my mind. Please continue with this post Covid as it has to be the way forward. For the majority of the community its quick, easy to follow and efficient.” – Anonymous

Completion of Non-NHS forms – Useful information

Completion of Non-NHS forms – Useful Information for Patients

If you request for a doctor to complete a form for you, this is not considered by the NHS as essential NHS work and therefore has to be done in the doctors’ private time, so as not to interfere with the usual running of the surgery. Examples of the type of forms this can include, but are not limited to, medical reports, accident or sickness forms for insurance purposes, university letters, life assurance, DWP reports, adoption and fostering medical reports etc.

 It is not obligatory for a GP to undertake this type of work

Due to the GPs’ heavy workloads, we recommend you allow 6-8 weeks for the completion of any form. This is because, in order to complete even the simplest of forms, the doctor might have to check the patient’s entire medical record. 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. All forms are completed on a strict, date received basis in order to be fair to all patients.

 This work is chargeable

It is up to individual doctors to decide how much they will charge but, in order to be fair and equitable, the practice uses suggested fees which many doctors use and are based on guidance from the British Medical Association,. We have a tariff of charges on the wall in the surgery waiting room but if your form is unusual we can ask the GP to advise in advance what the cost will be. Please ask!

We will always ask for a £20 deposit, which is non-refundable: unfortunately in the past work has not been collected, but we have incurred costs in preparing. If you have any questions relating to this service, please ask at reception

Thank you.