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Patient fees (non-nhs-work)

About Charging fees
The NHS provides most health care free of charge. However there are a number of other services for which fees can be charged. These are mainly for services not covered by the NHS, such as medical reports for insurance companies.Doctors are involved in a whole range of non-medical work, largely on the basis that they occupy a position of trust within the community, and are in the position to verify the accuracy of information. If a GP signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a professional duty that s(he) checks the accuracy of such information. This may involve examining the patient's entire medical record.


What certificates do I have to pay for?
There are a number of certificates which GPs are obliged to provide free of charge. These include certain certificates supporting claims by patients for social security benefits. If a patient is off work for seven days or less the GP does not have to provide a sick note. A patient can be refused a note or charged for a private one for illnesses of seven days or less.


Fees For Medical Reports, Letters
Current fees are non-negotiable but may be more than that advertised depending on a case by case basis. The final fees will be proportionate to the level of work required to complete. Please speak to receptionist to confirm. Pre-payment is required for the task to be completed.

GeneralPrice
Access to medical records
- computerised
- Manual records

£1 per sheet
Up to £50 (maximum charge)
Private prescription £15 
Private sick note £15 
Private insurance claims form £30 
Private letter (to whom it may concern)£30 
Letter of proof of registration/address £20 
Blue badge form £30 
Concessionary Travel pass £30 
Leavers note£10 (+£5 p&p if requested for postage)
Countersignature for nationalisation / driving licence £35 
We are not permitted to countersign for British passports -  
Firearm medical form £60 
  
Employment  
Pre-employment medical and report with examination£150 
Pre-employment medical and report without examination £90 
Army medical report without examination £90 
  
Insurance  
Mortgage claim form£30 
Council tax discount form £30 
Life insurance proposal form £90 
Medical insurance certificate £30 
Medical insurance report or extract from records £60 
  
Driving  
Full examination and report (e.g. HGV, Taxi) £150 
Driver insurance form with examination  £150 
Driver insurance form without examination   £90 
  
Travel  
Private prescription £15 
Fitness to travel form (incl: pregnancy)£30 
Fitness to travel with examination £150 
Cancellation of travel claim form £60 
Full examination for foreign visa/work permits £150 
Vaccination administration and certificates (e.g. ACWY) £20 
Anti-Malaria prescription £15 
  
Fostering medicals  
AH form As per guidance on form
AH 2 As per guidance on form