Non NHS Services
Medical examinations for special purpose e.g. elderly drivers, pre-insurance medicals, can be arranged by appointment. A fee as recommended by the British Medical Association is payable for these examinations.
Private & Non-NHS Fees/Charges
Not all services are available free on the NHS. Examples of Services where fees will be charged are below:
Private Sick Note/Insurance Form
Insurance Certificate without Examination
International Vaccination Certificates
Holiday Cancellation Insurance Certificates
Fitness to Travel/Fly Certificates (without examination)
Straightforward Certificates of Fact
Health Club Medical Report to Certify Patient is Fit for Exercise
Ofsted Health Declaration Form
Ofsted Brief Medical Report
Employers Report (with examination)
Employers Report (without examination)
Access to Records (under Data Protection Act)- Viewing only
Access to Records (under Data Protection Act) Paper Copy
£10 + 37p per Sheet, Up to Maximum £50
AH2 Form (Report for fostering, adoption or intercountry adoption)
Pre-employment Medical with report
Adoption/Fostering Medical and Examination
HGV/PSV/Taxi Driver Medical and Examination
Elderly Driver Fitness
Sports Medical and Examinations (e.g. Diving)
Passport application Form
Overseas patients not T/R (i.e. Private Patients)
£30 per 15 mins
Why do GPs charge fees?
The NHS provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions. Completion of medical report for insurance companies, claim forms and other letters and forms that require the doctor to review your medical records are NOT covered by the NHS. These are an additional service provided by your GP.
Surely the doctor is being paid anyway?
It is important to know that the GPs are not employed by the NHS; they are self-employed and they have to cover their costs (staff, buildings, heating, lighting etc. in the same way any small business). The NHS pays the doctor for specific NHS work, but for non-NHS work the fee has to cover the doctor's costs.
I just need a quick signature - why does it take 5 days?
Bear in mind that a doctor will not sign anything without making sure the information he is providing is accurate. This has to be done during specific times allocated for administrative functions. Forms/letters cannot be just slipped in in between consultations! All requests for medical information have to go through an admin process and allocated to a GP. Not all our GPs work every day, hence we ask for 5 days to complete the task. There are always exceptions so please ask if you are in desperate need for information to be provided urgently.