Some services provided are not covered under our GP contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
- Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
- Insurance claim forms
- Private sick notes (E.g. for school or college)
- Any letters relating to travel e.g. cancellations, medications, fitness to fly, Camp America.
- Benefits letters
- Power of Attorney
BMA: Why GP's Charge Fees?
Letters take GP time and receptionist time away from helping patients. Normal turnaround period to be expected for non NHS letters would be 1 week. Letters will not be issued on the same day.
Any charges for letters must be paid in advance.
Please discuss any letter requests with our reception staff who will be able to advise you if we are able to provide you with a letter / report and on any fees that may be due.