OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS

Please note that to receive treatments by any of medplus test, you must agree to all of these conditions. If you have any queries please ask to speak to the clinic director.

DEFINITIONS

“We”, “us”, refers to the medplus test.

“You”, “client”, “customer” refers to a customer of Medplus Test. 

GENERAL

By becoming or being a customer at the MedplusTest, your agreement with these terms and conditions is implied.These terms and conditions may be updated at our discretion without prior notice.It is your responsibility to read and understand these terms and conditions, a written copy of which is available on request.

1-MAKING BOOKINGS:

You may book appointments with us in person, by telephone, online booking or by email.We don’t advise about test validity or destination country travel requirement. We will not be held responsible if booking don’t meet your requirement. Customer must check carefully their booking meeting their criteria. Please coordinate with your airline or destination country entry requirement or use this link for current update from UK Government ref to your travel guide.   https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

We will provide you approved laboratory kit and you need to take Self Swab & seal the kit and return to us. We will send your kit to specific approved Lab by government. We don’t publish test result or conduct test.

By continuing with your booking you understand that you must not attend appointment if you’re presenting any COVID-19 symptoms including a temperature above 37.8°C, a persistent cough or have difficulties breathing.

Do you have any Covid Symptom?        Yes             NO

If your answer Yes, we will not process with your booking, you may attend one of our centre once your symptoms have resolved and/or you have completed self-isolation per UK Government guidelines.

1.1-Temporary booking.

We can confirm your booking only after payment received. If the payment not received same day then your booking will get cancelled automatically by midnight. Due to limited availability of test slots and we cannot hold your booking without payment. Once you have done payment, please send us payment copy to make us aware that you have done payment so we can send you booking confirmation. Please use our booking code as Payment Ref when you transfer money.

1.2-Confirmed Booking:

We confirm the booking after payment received only. You must make full payment or 50% of total value of your treatment in order to get confirmed booking. We will allocate time slot for your confirmed booking only after payment received. 

If you provide us with a mobile number, we may send you a SMS text message or WhatsApp to confirm the time and date of your booking.

We sometimes need to contact you to change the time and/or date of your booking. Whenever possible, we will give you as much notice as we can when doing this. In the instance of unforeseen staff illness, we may be forced to reschedule your appointment at short notice. No discounts will be offered in these circumstances.

1.3- Arrival on Appointment Day:

We recommend that you arrive before your appointment time, allowing sufficient travel time during the traffic rush hours.If you arrive more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, we may reschedule your treatment for another time.You may be turned away or have to wait until the next available slot. If you miss your appointment then money will not be refunded.

1.4- Covid-19 Compliance Requirement:

Please note, upon arrival at the clinic, call our customer support that you have arrived and wait outside to get instruction prior to entry to the clinic. You will be provided instruction. We may ask you stay in your car. You must wear face mask, gloves & Sanitise your hand before entry to the clinic. We advise you not to bring along family or friends. Please bring photographic ID for verification as we cannot test you without this. Please ensure you are on time for your appointment, as if you are more than 10 minutes late you may be turned away or have to wait until the next available slot. If you miss your appointment then money will not be refunded.

1.5- Cancellation Policy:

All confirmed bookings are non-cancellable & non-refundable. No refund will be made if any customer miss their appointment or late more than 15 minutes. When you book your appointment with us, you are holding a space on our calendar that is no longer available to our other customers.

In case your flight is cancelled due to Covid pandemic and you must inform us in writing 48hrs prior to appointment date with proof of flight cancelled due to COVID-19 then money will be refunded with £30 cancellation charge per booking. Please send us your cancellation request & evidences for approval at this e-mail address:refund@medplustest.uk

Home Kits Orders:Home Kit’s orders will not accepted for cancellation or for refund due to safety reasons. If you ordered Day-2 & Day-8 kits over the phone or online as per Govt. scheme. Once booking code issued. No refund or return will be accepted. 

1.6-Refund Policy:  

All approved refund request will be processed within 3-4 working days and same day refund will not be possible. Money will refunded into same account of customer as we have received it from client.

1.7- Rescheduling:

No charges for change of date or reschedule. Rescheduled time within 30 days.

1.8- Customer Support

We allow our customers only one phone call 5 minutes duration consultation per booking for PCR Travel Test information. If any customer calls more than one time then each call will be charges for £5 for 5 minutes duration consultation each time. This amount will be added in total Test Price. We attend phone calls only in office time from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM Monday to Friday.

Our customer support is available on WhatsApp from 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM. No calls will be accepted after 5:30 PM. 

Result Follow Up:

Please wait for results & Fit to Fly Certificate from Lab and will be sent by e-mail or WhatsApp. Please avoid calling us over the phone after the test done. We only provide WhatsApp customer support after test done. We don’t take calls from customers after test done. Our telephone service is only to take new bookings. We don’t call to Laboratory to follow up your results. We have zero tolerance policy. We will hold your test result if any customer use abusive language or bullying behaviour or been aggressive with our staff.

Our Corresponding with customers:

We make communication with all our customers by WhatsApp. If any customer need to make communication by e-mail then we accept limited communication by e-mail. Our WhatsApp numbers are active on same phone if any customer need to call our agent.

1.9- Typing Error or Misprint

We do complete our paperwork and certificates with due diligence. If you find any error or misprint in our report or certificates, please inform us in writing within two hours of receiving the documents. Laboratory reports are done by third party and they need time reasonable time to correct in office hours only.

If any customer required correction in their certificate and its customer mistake not entering data correctly at the time of booking then £20 charges will apply per correction.

If data entered incorrectly by laboratory, customer must read certificate for correction within two hours. If notified by customer within two hours then no charges will apply otherwise £20 charges will apply.   

1.10- Covid-19 Positive Results: 

If you receive covid-19 results positive from private Laboratory, Please book your test with NHS as you have confirmed Covid Symptoms as per report from private laboratory. NHS Contact & Trace teamwill not register you on basis of result from private laboratory. Private Laboratories report their results to PHE not NHS contact & Trace Team. So they will not be able to find your record in NHS contact & trace system. We cannot register you with NHS contact & Trace Team on your behalf as you have to book another test with NHS to get registered in their system.There is no direct line or NHS ID number provided with our service.

Your next Step to book test with NHS as you have Covid symptoms and get registered with contact & trace team & get your NHS contact & trace ID.

You will not be able to claim any isolation benefits without NHS contact & trace ID. So if you will not follow guidelines provided. We will not be held responsible if you lose these benefits.

Please click the link to get guidelines.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works.

2- PAYMENT

We may ask you for full payment, or a deposit in advance, in order to secure your booking. This payment is non-refundable.

In the majority of cases, payment is completed on the day of treatment. If you do not pay in full on the day of your treatment, we will not accept to proceed further treatment or test until full payment have been paid in full.

We accept payment by cash, or debit & credit cards. Receipts for debit& credit cards are provided by WhatsApp or email link (no printed receipt will be offered).

2.1-Payment by Bank Transfer:

We accept payment by bank transfer. Once you make bank transfer. Please use our booking code as Payment Ref when you transfer money.

2.2-Payment by Telephone

We can accept payment over the telephone using a debit or credit card. To do this we need your full card details and the address where the card is registered. All security data will be handled in the strictest confidence and will not be retained in the clinic after payment is authorised.If required, we can send a clinic receipt by WhatsApp.

3.3- Tax Invoices:

We don’t issue tax invoices for every transaction, we issue only payment receipt. If you required tax invoice then please make special request to support team and our accounts will send you in 3-4 working days. Our invoicing done on monthly basis.

4- Grantee / Liability / Compensation:

We would like to inform you that due to Covid Tier-4 restriction placed in London & other part of UK. Laboratories are running with low staff or no staff due to transport restriction and Laboratories are receiving high volume of samples. We got notification from the LAB that they will not be able to produce result in some cases within 24-48hrs from the time sample reached at Laboratory. There is no point calling us or chasing us for results. We cannot help any customer under this current Covid restriction because the situation is out of our control. We can understand your frustration but everybody facing the same situation. 

We would recommend you to expedite courier or choose urgent result services if you required result in short time to increase your chances to get result on time.

We do not offer any grantee or any compensation or replacement of test if results are being delayed by Laboratory & you miss your flight. We understand this frustration but this what we have situation right now.

We will not be liable for any economic loss or for any other special, indirect or consequential loss or damage arising out of, or in connection with, its provision of any services or delay in test results to the customer.

5- Zero Tolerance Policy:

Our clinic takes it very seriously if a member of staff or one of the doctors or nursing team or any member of staff is treated in an abusive or violent way.

Our clinic supports the government’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ campaign for Health Service Staff. This states that GPs and their staff have a right to care for others without fear of being attacked or abused. To successfully provide these services a mutual respect between all the staff and customers has to be in place. All our staff aim to be polite, helpful, and sensitive to all customers’ individual needs and circumstances.

However, aggressive behaviour, be it violent or abusive, will not be tolerated and may result in you being removed from the Clinic list and, in extreme cases, the Police being contacted.

In order for the Clinic to maintain good relations with their customers the Clinic would like to ask all its customers to read and take note of the occasional types of behaviour that would be found unacceptable:

  • Using bad language or swearing at Clinic staff
  • Any physical violence towards any member of the Team or other customers, such as pushing or shoving
  • Verbal abuse towards the staff in any form including verbally insulting the staff
  • Racial abuse and sexual harassment will not be tolerated within this Clinic
  • Persistent or unrealistic demands that cause stress to staff will not be accepted. Requests will be met wherever possible and explanations given when they cannot
  • Causing damage/stealing from the Clinic’s premises, staff or customers
  • Obtaining drugs and/or medical services fraudulently
  • We ask you to treat your GPs and their staff courteously at all times.
  • Removal from the Clinic list

 

6- Comments, Concerns, Compliments and Complaints

People are mostly satisfied with the service they receive and are often reluctant to complain if something gives them cause for concern or dissatisfaction. However, we welcomes constructive criticism of its services, as the information received is invaluable to improve the quality of the services provided.

Who can complain?

Anyone can raise a concern or make a complaint. You can complain about the service or the treatment you have received from us or a complaint can be raised by another person acting on your behalf. If you are unable to complain yourself, then someone else can complain for you, but only with your agreement.

Raising Concerns or making a complaint?

Many concerns can be resolved by our duty staff at the clinic where you are receiving treatment. This is in everyone’s interest, including our staff to resolve concerns as quickly as possible.

You can email us at mgt@medplustest.uk

What happens when we receive your complaint?

In the first instance, your complaint will be reviewed by our Office Managers / Operational Managers and graded according to the complexity and severity of the issues raised. The complaint will then be reviewed by the complaints committee and the Complaints Manager will coordinate the investigation and make initial checks to see whether there are any confidentiality issues to consider and whether the complaint involves more than one organization. If it does, then we will seek your consent to pass your letter to other organizations involved in order to provide you with a complete response to the issues raised.

Details of your complaint will then be recorded on our Complaints database for future reference.

Confidentiality

If you are making a complaint on behalf of someone else, we may write to you requesting the authorization of the person involved to disclose confidential information about them to you. If the patient is unable to provide such consent, because they have died, have a long-term illness or disability, then, if you are not registered as their next of kin, we will ask for appropriate authorization for you to act and receive information on the patient’s behalf; i.e. written consent from the Next of Kin, Executor of a will. This is because we are required to do so by law to protect patient confidentiality.

When will I receive a response to my complaint?

We will acknowledge your complaint by contacting you within 3 working days of the complaint being received.

We will endeavour to provide you with a full response, wherever possible, within 20 working days.

If at any stage during the investigation it is thought that it will take longer than 20 working days to resolve your complaint, we will provide you with a date by which we anticipate we will be able to respond and keep you informed of the progress at regular intervals.

7- Conduct:

We will refuse treatment to customers who behave in an ill-mannered, aggressive or hostile way towards any member of staff.

Customers who bring children with them are responsible for keeping the children quiet and under control during their visit and if any child causes disruption we may cancel your appointment and ask you to leave.

8- Data Handling / Privacy:

Any information you give us during your consultation or treatment is protected under the Data Protection Act.Your records may be kept on paper or electronically.

We may use your contact details to send you (via post or electronically) information about new treatments, newsletters or special offers unless you write to us to decline this service.

We complies with GDPR regulations. Data is electronically stored to allow any communication necessary for the performance of a contract between our company and the individual to provide testing services. Data is stored securely and not on removable drives. Data maybe held for a period of 7 years as part of our traceable quality system. This is in the event we may need to contact you regarding your result in the future. We minimises the number of staff with access to personal data. You agree that personal data could be shared with the following third parties as part of the COVID response or during the course of a laboratory inspection/investigation – Public Health England, National Health Service, The Department of Health and Social Care, United Kingdom Accreditation Service. If you have purchased a test through one of our clinical partners, you also agree that we can provide report your test result to them. Sample Specimens are discarded and incinerated after issuing of approved results.

9-The Law

The above terms and condition are subject to have jurisdiction in courts of the United Kingdom.

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