Vaccinations

Updated on 16th April 2013 at 11:15 am

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Swarland Avenue Surgery – Vaccinations

Charges for Registered Patients

Effective from 10th August 2017

VaccinationsPrice per doseNo. doses requiredFull Course Price
Cholera (oral, price for full course)PrescriptionPrescription
Combined Diptheria, Tetanus and PolioFree1Free
Hepatitis AFree1*Free
Hepatitis BFree3*Free
Hepatitis B (paediatric)Free3*Free
Combined Hepatitis A and TyphoidFree1Free
Combined Hepatitis A and Hepatitis BFree1*Free
Combined Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B (paediatric)Free1*Free
Typhoid (injection or oral)Free1Free
MMRFreeFree
ACWYFree1Free
Certificates£10.00
Vaccination Record BookFree
We do not provide the following vaccinations for Travel:-

Rabies

Tick-borne Encephalitis

Tick-borne Encephalitis (paediatric)

Japanese Encephalitis

Yellow Fever

These vaccinations can be obtained privately at a travel clinic (list available from reception)

Occupational Health

Swarland Avenue Surgery does not provide vaccinations for the purposes of Occupational Health.  Patients that require such vaccinations need to be directed to other private clinics unless the need of the vaccination is considered as Lifestyle risk or medical conditions (or ‘patients at risk’) – see bma guidance.

 

https://www.bma.org.uk/advice/employment/gp-practices/service-provision/hepatitis-b-immunisations

Private Patients (not registered a the surgery)

Swarland Avenue Surgery do not routinely provide vaccinations to private patients and if a clinician deems required we will charge for vaccinations in line with a reputable provider.

Swarland Avenue Surgery

Vaccinations Charging Policy

Effective from 10th August 2017

(Update will be managed in line with national policy)

Aim

To create clarity regarding vaccinations administered by the surgery in relation to: –

  • Registered Patients
  • Occupational Health
  • Lifestyle risk or medical conditions
  • Private Patients
  1. Registered Patients

We are following the BMA guidance for travel vaccinations.

The guidance highlights two travel immunisations which we are not contracted to provide:-

  • Hepatitis B (single agent) any dose
  • Meningitis ACWY

Given the BMA interpretation of the contract the surgery has three choices: –

  • Not to provide the vaccinations at all (patients to be referred to travel clinics)
  • Provide the vaccinations as private service and charge the patient (for both the work and the cost of the vaccination)
  • Provide the vaccinations as an NHS service (not remunerated for the work via the contract but we can claim back the cost of the vaccination via the FP34)

On review of the guidance for practices a partner decision was made on the 11th September 2014 based on risks, cost and equality is to provide the vaccinations as an NHS service.  This has been reviewed on the 10th August 2017 and our policy is still in line with national guidance.

When administering a vaccination, no charge will be made to the patient, an NHS script will be printed and the cost of the medication will be claimed through the FP34 claim.

http://bma.org.uk/practical-support-at-work/gp-practices/focus-travel-immunisation

September 2014

Private Patients

Non registered patients where clinically approved may use our travel clinic service and will be subject to charging levies.

Private patients must make payment before entering the consultation. The patient will be given a receipt.  The payment will then be banked by the practice secretary.

When administering a vaccination a Private script will be printed and held with the record of payment. As a private script has been provided there will be no claim via the FP34 claim as the patient will have already met the cost of the work and vaccination via their payment.

Approved by: – Dr C Mears        Dr N Iqbal         Dr H Dahl          10th August 2017