Non-NHS Services

We are pleased to offer to complete a range of medical reports and/or examinations to registered patients or employers. As these invariably do not come under your doctor’s terms of NHS service, a fee will be charged. The Thurso & Halkirk Medical Practice registered for VAT on 1 July 2011. Some private charges will now be subject to VAT. You may Click here for a link to our Private Fees but please check with staff at Reception for further specific details relating to private fees.

Medicals commonly performed include:

  • Pre-employment
  • Employment
  • HGV
  • Taxi driver
  • Elderly fit-to-drive
  • Medicals for life insurance purposes

Please ring the Receptionist at your surgery to make an appointment. 

Offshore Oil & Gas Medicals and Assessments

Offshore medicals are carried out to ensure an individual is fit to work in an offshore oil and gas exploration and production environment and to promote good health in general. Our GPs are registered with OGUK to carry out offshore medical assessments in our own Surgery and communicating results quickly and accurately is a key part of our service.

Offshore workers need to pass an offshore medical examination if they wish to work offshore. The OGUK Offshore Medical is valid for two years and allows an employee to work in the UK sector or the North Sea. Qualified members of staff are now able to carry out shoulder measurement (where appropriate). This is not part of the routine offshore medical but appointments can be amalgamated to suit. There will be an additional charge of up to £40 plus VAT for this part of the examination.

An OGUK Offshore Medical at the Thurso & Halkirk Medical Practice consists of the following:

  • Completion of Patient Health History Questionnaire 
  • Urinalysis – routine urine test with immediate result 
  • BMI – measurement of height, weight and calculation of Body Mass Index 
  • Near, Distance and Colour Vision 
  • Pulse and Blood Pressure Measurement 
  • Lung Function Test (peak flow) 
  • Audiogram (hearing test) 
  • Consultation with an OGUK Doctor

The medical will be subject to a fee of £90.00 (plus VAT) as from 1 July 2021

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