Fees

 

Private Non-NHS Work Fees

 

 

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 for illnesses of seven days or less.

 

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Fees For Medical Reports, Letters, etc

 

(Updated November 2019 reviewed under GDPR and DPA legislation. Subject to change without notice by the Practice)

 

 

Access to records
under Data Protection Act

Who pays

Charge

Computerised records

Patient (* = subject to non excessive requesting - if request is deemed excessive then an administration charge can be levied)

Free*

Manual records or combination of manual/computer records

Patient/Solicitor (* = subject to non excessive requesting - if request is deemed excessive then an administration charge can be levied)

Free*

Attendance allowance/disability living allowance

Who pays

Charge

GP factual report

DWP

£33.50

DS1500

DWP

£17.70

Certificates and forms

Who pays

Charge

Lasting Power of Attorney/Guardianship forms

Patient

£100.00

Criminal injuries compensation report on pro forma

Criminal Injuries Authority

£38.00

Freedom from infection certificate

Patient

£15.00

Passport application (including counter-signing photograph)

No longer done.

Due to change in regulations from Passport and Identity Service, the practice can no longer countersign passport applications.

Date 13/11/2018

No longer done

School fees insurance claim form

Patient

£25.00

Fitness for sport, school, university, etc

Patient

£20.00

Driving

Who pays

Charge

Full physical medical examination and report, eg HGV, PSV, some minicab applications (GP will confirm fee on sight of application form)

Patient

£150.00

Limited physical examination (eg BP check & Vision check) with report (GP will confirm fee on sight of application form)

Patient

£75.00

Report no examination (20 to 30 mins)

Patient

£60.00

Report to DVLA with examination

DVLA

£40.00

Report to DVLA No examination

DVLA

£23.00

Employment - Private

Who pays

Charge

Full medical with report or certificate (private/insurance - 45mins)

Patient/Employer/Insurance

£133.00

Report without examination single issue (private/insurance -30mins)

Patient/Employer/Insurance

£89.50

Report on Pro-forma (20mins)

Patient/Employer/Insurance

£73.50

Extract from records (no examination with opinion -15 min)

Employer

* Free as part of subject access request with patient consent. Reports with opinion are chargeable.

£55.00 *

Certificate of Incapacity - this can include at the GP's discretion - a To Whom It May Concern letter with brief details of a patient's medical condition

Patient

£25.00

Insurance (Sickness)

Who pays

Charge

Examination and report

Insurance Company/Patient

£133.00

Extract from records (15 mins)

Insurance Company/Patient

£89.50

Insurance (Accident)

Who pays

Charge

Examination and report

Insurance Company/Patient

£133.00

Report without examination. Medical opinion to be included at GP's discretion.

Insurance Company/Patient

£89.50

Report on pro forma (20 mins)

Insurance Company/Patient

£66.00

Extract from records

Insurance Company/Patient

£49.00

Short certificate

Insurance Company/Patient

£15.00

Life Assurance

Who pays

Charge

GP examination own patient

Insurance Company

£133.00

GP report no examination one issue

Insurance Company

£89.50

GP supplementary report

Insurance Company

£29.50

Mental Capacity Certificate

Who pays

Charge

With examination

Solicitor/Guardian

£110.50

No examination

Solicitor/Guardian

£55.00

Mental Health Psychiatric Examination- non specialist fee

Local Authority

£53.76

Travel Abroad

Who pays

Charge

Vaccination certificate

Patient

£16.50

Holiday cancellation simple certificate

Insurance Company/Patient

£20.00

Holiday cancellation insurance claim

Insurance Company/Patient

£40.00

Simple letter detailing prescription medicines with Surgery stamp

Patient

£10.00

 

 

 

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