Heald Green Health Centre

Non-NHS services

The NHS does not pay for some of the services we provide. These include private sick notes, insurance forms, holiday cancellation forms, medical reports, fitness to travel certificates, private prescriptions, passport signing and some vaccination services. Our fees for these services are displayed in the surgery and below

Private Sick Note/Insurance Form£20
Insurance Certificate without Examination£15
International Vaccination Certificates£15
Holiday Cancellation Insurance Certificates£40
Fitness to Travel/Fly Certificates (without examination)£20
Straightforward Certificates of Fact£20
Health Club Medical Report to Certify Patient is Fit for Exercise£35
Ofsted Health Declaration Form£70
Ofsted Brief Medical Report£35
Employers Report (with examination)£150
Employers Report (without examination)£100
Access to Records (under Data Protection Act)- Viewing onlyNo Charge
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)£25
Pre-employment Medical with report£150
Adoption/Fostering Medical and Examination£80
HGV/PSV/Taxi Driver Medical and Examination£85
Elderly Driver Fitness£85
Sports Medical and Examinations (e.g. Diving)£85
Passport application Form£40
Overseas patients not T/R (i.e. Private Patients)£30 per 15 mins
Verifying Photographs£20

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.

Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 20th May, 2022