Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
- Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
- Insurance claim forms
- Passport signing
- Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
- Private sick notes
- Vaccination certificates
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Please see below a table with the detailed list of fees for non NHS services:
Access to Medical Records under GDPR
|Copy of records (computerised only) encrypted NHS mail if no other choice)
|Patient viewing records at the practice
|Copy of paper records
|Combination of paper and computer records
Adoption and Fostering
|Adoption and Fostering forms C, D, YP or AME - full medical assessment of child
|Adoption and Fostering form AH - Adult health Report, prospective carer***
|Adoption and Fostering form AH2 - Updated Adult Health report, patient/carer***
|Childminder - Ofsted health declaration form
|Private medical certificate (within the first 7 days)
|Self-certificate (within the first 7 days)
|Fitness to...Certificate e.g. travel, fly, exercise/gym, etc
Disability and Benefits
|Blue badge report only
|Blue badge form and examination
|"PIP (DWP Personal Independence Payment), Disability Living Allowance, Form DS1500, Attendance allowance - Examination and Report"
|Job Centre - Employment support allowance
|Universal Credit questionnaire
|Job Centre - Capability for work
|DVLA - Driving licence signature (Photocard)
|DVLA - Driving licence questionnaire no examination
|DVLA - Driving licence questionnaire with examination
|TFL - London taxi and private hire - medical and report
|TFL - Additional information
|Life Insurance report (no examination, paid for by the Insurance Company)
|Supplementary insurance reports (additional information requests)
|Compensation claim (CICA form)
|Private Medical Insurance claim form (Patient)
|Private Medical Insurance claim form (Insurance company) 1 page
|Private Medical Insurance claim form (Insurance company) 2 pages
|Holiday Cancellation Forms
Letters / Forms
|Support Letter / Character reference - statement of fact
|Housing report (At the formal request of the Housing office)
Detailed letters (usually for solicitors)
|Witnessing power of attorney
|Medical History Report
|Pre-employment medicals & report
|Making arrangements and taking a sample e.g. DNA, saliva, swab test, hair sample
|Coroner’s work - post mortem/special examinations and report. But see also statutory services in PN 701/57 - coroners report
|Coroner’s work - post mortem/special examinations and report. But see also statutory services in PN 701/57 - extract from medical report
|Psychiatric examinations - required to enable person to be treated under Mental Health Act
Vaccination and immunisation for travel abroad
|Hepatitis B vaccine per dose for travel purposes
|Combined Hep A & B vaccine per dose for travel purposes
|Yellow Fever + certificate
|Menveo per dose
|Any other report (not listed)
- *** the fee specified on the form may be higher and if so this rate will be charged
- n/a - we do not offer this service
LGV/(HGV) Medicals - Vision
The vision regulations have changed for professional drivers who wear spectacles (not contact lenses) when driving. You now have to bring along to the medical assessment an opticians prescription which is dated within 4 months of the date of the medical. If you do not have one you can see an optician after the medical, who will complete the first page of the D4 form.
The visual acuity criteria, which are measured during the medical assessment, have also changed. The better eye must have slightly improved vision (6/7.5) than before but the worst eye can now have much poorer vision (6/60) than before the changes.
Do not expect your GP to process forms overnight.
Normally, we will try to complete all requests within 40 working days.
If you require a medical you may have to wait up to two weeks for an appointment.
Isn’t the NHS supposed to be free?
The National Health Service (NHS) provides most health care to most people. There are exceptions; when the service is not covered by the NHS; examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge their NHS patients are: accident/sickness insurance certificates, certain travel vaccinations and private medical reports.
Additionally GPs can also charge other institutions for non-NHS services, these can include: medical reports for an insurance company, some reports for DSS/Benefits Agency and examinations of company employees.
It is important to understand that GPs are not employed by the NHS, they are self-employed and operate as any other small business. You will be charged a fee which will reflect both the doctor’s time to carry out the service and the stationary and consumables.
This web page tells you what you will be charged for the most common non-NHS services. If a service is not included on this list you will be charged appropriately, this will however be mention to you in the first instance.
Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form?
Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his or her patients. Most GPs have a very heavy workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time.
I only need the doctor’s signature – what is the problem?
When a doctors signs a certificate or report, it is a condition of the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true. In order to complete even the simplest of forms the doctor might have to read the patients entire medical record.
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