The National Health Service provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions: prescription charges still exist in England and there are a number of other services for which fees are charged. Sometimes the charge is made to cover some of the cost of treatment, e.g. dental fees. In other cases it is because the service is not covered by the NHS, e.g. medical reports for insurance companies, claim forms for referral for private care, letters and forms which require the doctor to review the patient’s medical records, etc.
Examples of non-NHS services are:
- Certain travel vaccinations
- Private medical insurance reports
- Holiday cancellation claim forms
How long does it take?
We aim to complete all types of medical form with 14 – 28 working days depending on the complexity of the form. Please do not expect your GP to process forms overnight. Urgent requests may mean that a doctor has to make special arrangements to process the form quickly.
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. In addition non-NHS work must be undertaken outside of NHS contracted time.
Sending documents to your GP
This service is only for registered patient only.
We do not provide the followings:
- Covid Recovery Certificates
- Fitness to travel, fly, exercise, participate in events
- Sign passport or verify personal documents
- Capacity assessment
*When to charge for a private prescription:
- Prescription for prophylactic medication which a patient MAY need if they become ill when travelling abroad.
- Prescription for anti-malarial medications.
- If they are a private patient and have had a prescription issued during a private consultation – rarely happens now.
* Please note – our fees are based on the BMA guidance on what to charge for private medical reports, forms, letters, certificates etc. Please see https://www.bma.org.uk
|Certificate and Forms||Fee||Settle by|
|Simple form require a GP signature||£20.00||Patient|
|Shotgun/Firearm Licence First appointment||£50.00||Patient|
|Holiday cancellation proforma||£35.00||Patient|
|Private sick note / simple Certificate||£35.00||Patient|
|Sickness/accident insurance claim form||£35.00||Patient|
|Blue Badge writing application||–||–|
|Provident association claim form (e.g. BUPA)||£35.00||Patient|
|Witnessing of Power of Attorney/wills||£35.00||Patient|
|Short insurance claim form (dates, diagnosis & signature)||£35.00||Patient|
|Private prescriptions (additional fee at pharmacy) *||£18.00||Patient|
|Medical Exams & Reports|
|HGV, Taxi Driver (20 mins F2F)||£80.00||Patient|
|Medical examination Single appointment||£65.00||Patient|
|Other certificates, Examination & Reports|
|Extract from records – no examination||£60.00||Patient/Insurance company|
|Proforma report – no examination||£80.00||Patient/Insurance company|
|Detailed written report – no examination||£100.00||Patient/Insurance company|
|Form AH prospective carer (without investigation / with investigations)||£100.00||Patient/Agency|
|Ofsted Health Declaration Form||£85.00||Patient|
|Simple certificate of fact (TWIMC)||£35.00||Patient|
|Confirmation of address (TWIMC)||£35.00||Patient|
|ARU Camp America No examination||£25.00||Patient|
|Cremation Fees (Form 4, Form 5)||£82.00||Funeral Care|
|Disability Living Allowance DS1500||£17.00||DWP|
|Personal Independence Payment (PIP)||£33.50||DWP|
|Fitness to drive proforma||£40 – £85||DVLA|
Last Update April 2023