National Health Service provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions such as prescription charges. The NHS does not employ GPs It has a contract with them to provide NHS general medical services for their patients. Sometimes, however, GPs are asked to provide additional services, which fall outside their contract with the NHS, and in these circumstances, they are entitled to make a reasonable charge for providing them.
There are several services, such as the signing of certain forms which are not covered under the National Health Service.
Please note that the relevant payment must be paid at reception prior to letter/form completion being undertaken by the GP or ANP. The list below is not exhaustive, please clarify with receptionist.
Reports that the Practice provides for a fee — paid at time of application request:
- Driving licence form and photograph
- Passport form and photograph
- Mortgage protection/insurance form
- To Whom it May Concern Letter
- Private sick note
- Sickness/Accident Insurance
- Letter for fitness: attend school, university, exam, work, witness in court (soul & conscience), unfit for garden upkeep.
- Letter for fitness: to work with children
- Letter stating medical history for diet clubs, filming, pantomime etc.
- Reference ie/childminder/job application.
- Holiday insurance/cancellation certificate.
- Travel Vaccine History
- Fitness to travel
- HGV/PCV/LGV medicals £110
If an examination is necessary,a special appointment is required, outwith the doctors usual surgery. Most of these private examinations and reports do not come under the NHS and carry a fee recommended by the British Medical Association.