The Independent General Practice

Healthcare Registered Private Doctors

What is The Independent General Practice?

The Independent General Practice (The IGP) is a private doctors service which was founded in 2004 by Dr Joanna Longstaffe. It was IGP's goal to establish an independent private doctors surgery in Cardiff which would offer an alternative healthcare solution to individual patients, families & businesses.

Following the initial success of the Cardiff City Centre Practice, IGP opened new clinics in Cardiff Gate, Bridgend, Newport, Swansea & here in Spire Bristol Hospital.

Contact The Independent General Practice

Private consultations and investigations, HGV/ company medicals etc, sexual health, vaccines, travel clinic.

03456 252 252

Do I need to become a registered patient with The IGP to be seen by an IGP Doctor?

No, appointments are available on an individual one-off basis, or you can Register with The IGP to recieve continual care.

What can The IGP offer me?

Convenience, fast access and flexible consultation times. We aim to see registered patients within 24 hours of their contacting us. Our surgery opening times vary across our surgeries, but our administration opening hours are between 08:30 - 17:00.

If I register with The IGP do I remain registered with my NHS GP?

YES. The IGP is designed to compliment your NHS service, not replace it. With the patient’s consent we regularly update NHS GP's with relevant information about patient care. However, should a patient not wish us to share information with their NHS GP, we will respect those wishes.

If I have a private health policy, will it cover any vistits to The IGP?

You will need to check with your own insurers to see whether or not it includes GP consultations. However, we will require payment on the day of your appointment. We will then provide you with a reciept or invoice which will allow you to claim the cost back if your policy allows.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We request that payments are made on the day or before your appointment in full, either by Credit/Debit Card or cash. If the appointment is on behalf of a company, we may be able to accept an invoice as long as we have the full details of the company responsible.

Do you need my NHS GP records to make decisions?

No, most out of hours NHS GP care and all A+E departments do not have access to your records either. We would request that all new patients complete the Health Questionnaire and Patient Agreement Form prior to their first consultation.

What about prescriptions?

We can issue private prescriptions if a medication is clinically indicated. These do not qualify for the NHS fixed charge (or free) prescription.