Our GPs carry out a wide range of medical reports and investigations at the request of patients either directly or by other agencies such as solicitors, banks, local authorities etc on their behalf.
There are charges for this type of work because it does not form part of the NHS and is therefore classed as private income. The amount of work required varies greatly and has to be reflected in the level of fees, but we always follow any guidelines recommended by the British Medical Association and monitor our charges regularly to ensure that they are fair and reflect the amount of work required by the GPs and administration staff involved.
We would like to remind patients that what often appears to be a simple private form only requiring a GPs signature is more complex as the GP will need to review the patient’s full medical records before signing, as this is their professional responsibility.
PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT COMPLETE LETTERS OF SUPPORT FOR BLUE BADGE AND DWP – EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT ALLOWANCE.
The following gives an outline of fee charges as at 1 April 2018 which may vary. Fees are inclusive are VAT. Fees marked by an * are exempt from VAT.
|Certificates (without examination)/Letters|
|Simple certificate of fact||£18.60|
|Private sick note *||£18.60|
|Fitness to travel||£37.00|
|Sickness/accident form *||£28.00|
|Private medical insurance claim (BUPA etc)||£33.60|
|Holiday cancellation insurance claim||£33.60|
|Loan protection claim forms||£33.60|
|Pre-employment medicals, HGV, LGV, PCV, taxi driver, racing driver, sports medicals|
|Medical examination (30 minute appointment)||£114.00|
|Racing driver/sports medical||£60.00|
|Taxi driver medical||£60.00|
|Access to records under Data Protection Act|
|Blood test for blood grouping (inc £10.00 admin charge)||£44.40|
|Blood test for diagnostic * (inc £10.00 admin charge)||£37.00|
|Blood test for DNA paternity nests (one sample) (inc £10.00 admin charge)||£44.40|