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As a private healthcare provider, Summerfield Healthcare can offer you private prescriptions services at all of our clinics. Our registered GPs can diagnose new conditions and prescribe the necessary medication, or make arrangements for repeat prescriptions.
A private prescription is medication prescribed through a private practice or doctor. It is not an NHS prescription and is not covered by the NHS in any way. There are several reasons you may prefer to get private prescriptions instead of going through the NHS:
All of our doctors are registered with the GMC (General Medical Council) and are qualified to diagnose and write out private prescriptions.
A private prescription is the same as any other prescription – a qualified medical professional prescribes the appropriate medication for your condition. The most significant difference is that private prescriptions are not paid for by the NHS, so you will need to pay the full medication cost and sometimes a pharmacy fee.
The NHS does not fund certain medications and if you see a private GP some medicines are often more easily accessible, however our GPs will always conduct a full diagnosis and ensure that the highest level of care is maintained, only prescribing medication if they think it is in your best interest. Your overall health and wellbeing remain the priority throughout the process so that we know we are prescribing the right medication for you.
Although we are a private healthcare provider, our priority is you and your health. That’s why we are committed to giving you excellent healthcare at affordable prices.
Initial consultation fees for private prescriptions are £59 for a 15-minute appointment. If you feel you need a longer appointment or would benefit from more time for a diagnosis, extended 30-minute consultations are available at £89.
Initial prescriptions are included in your consultation fee and given there and then, and repeats are £45 and can be posted to you, subject to your clinician agreeing to the repeat prescription.
There is no additional fee that we charge for your prescription but depending where you fill the prescription there may be further fees. Most pharmacies have a minimum fee, so even if your medication is £4, they might charge £5 if that is their minimum. This would still be cheaper than the NHS prescription fee of £9. Keep in mind; however, that medication could also be more expensive, so you could pay in excess of £20 for your prescription, depending on what it is and where you are filling the prescription.
If you want to, you can call up pharmacies before ordering your prescription to get an estimate of how much it will cost.
You should also be aware that normal NHS exemptions do not apply to private prescriptions. This means that if you are under 18, over 60, pregnant, or otherwise usually exempt from paying for prescriptions you will still need to pay for private prescriptions.
Summerfield Healthcare’s medical reception team are specially trained to deal with all enquiries in a professional, prompt and private manner.
Although Summerfield Healthcare is a private practice our fees are low cost and structured with you in mind. Initial consultation fees are listed below:
First prescription included in consultation fee, repeat prescriptions from £45.00.
Dr Sundeep Sidhu is a GP with professional interests in all aspects of women’s health. She completed her GP training at the Oxford Deanery and also gained a diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
General Practitioner / Medical Director
Dr Vivake Roddah is a GP with professional interests in Dermatology, Minor surgery and Occupational Medicine. He completed his GP training in the Oxford Deanery and has had the opportunity of working with patients from many different backgrounds.
Due to the recently announced lockdown in England, Summerfield Healthcare is currently only able to offer a limited number of clinical services including:
For some services we continue to offer such as health checks and minor surgery we are now providing COVID-19 testing for all patients and Doctors. This is mandatory due to the proximity of the practitioner, the duration of the appointment and multiple clinicians also being involved in your treatment. An additional £10 will be included in the appointment fee at the point of payment to cover the cost of COVID testing, and your booking confirmation will reflect this requirement. This is not required for blood testing due to the short duration of appointments and reduced risk of exposure.
If you cannot find the service you are looking for or it is not available to book due to the lockdown, please enter your details below and the service you require and we will contact you when the service resumes. Please remember that all COVID testing services are continuing during lockdown.