Why do we sometimes charge fees?
The NHS provides health care free of charge, but there are exceptions.
It is important to understand that GPs are self-employed and offer their services to the NHS and they have to cover their costs eg. staff, buildings, heating, lighting, etc. The NHS covers these costs for NHS work, but for non-NHS work.
The British Medical Association (BMA) suggests fees for non-NHS work which is not covered under a GP’s NHS contract. However, these fees are guidelines only, not recommendations, and a doctor is not obliged to charge the rates suggested.
Why can it take a long time to complete a 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 NHS workload and this paperwork is done in around the patient care.
When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true. In order to complete even the simplest of forms, therefore, the doctor might have to check the patient’s entire medical record. Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor.
We regret we are no longer able to sign passports for patients. For a full list of who can countersign a passport application please visit the passports office website
Costs for non NHS work
Please contact us for specific costs if the work you require is not listed below
Certificates, reports etc.
|Fitness to travel certificate||£30|
|Freedom from Infection Certificate||£30|
|Health club certificate||£30|
|Private medicals payable by patient (Employer, HGV, Taxi etc)||£100|
|Private Sick note||£20|
|Sports fitness certificate||£30|
|Sports fitness medical (PADI diving, flying, racing driver etc)||£120|
|Student certificates (Camp America, supporting letter etc)||£30|
|Student Medical (Camp America)||£40|
|Travel insurance certificates||£30|
Payable when requested by employers, insurance companies, solicitors or for foreign travel).
|Chest x-ray (payable to hospital on attendance)||POA|
|Private blood test (plus cost of the lab investigation- POA)||£20|
Vaccinations for employment and travel abroad
|Hepatitis B (cost per vaccine)||£40|
|Meningitis (ACWY vax)||£50|