The NHS does not pay for some of the services we provide. These include private sick notes, insurance forms, holiday cancellation forms, medical reports, fitness to travel certificates, private prescriptions, and some vaccination services. Our fees for these services are displayed in the surgery and payment is required in advance by credit/debit card, cheque or cash.
We are not able to complete ‘Fit to Undertake’ forms, such as fit for diving/marathons/ sky diving. These require specialist knowledge though we will be happy to explain how you may find someone to assist you.
Please note, we do not sign passport application forms or witness ‘Lasting Power of Attorney’ documents.
Non-NHS fees and charges 2020
- Claim form (e.g., private health insurance claim, travel claim, school fees) – £63.00
- Factual letter – brief (e.g. attendance at surgery, housing) – £18.00
- Proforma medical report, no examination (e.g. firearms certificate) – £89.00 min (Based on a standard time of 20 minutes. Longer reports will incur additional charges based on 15 minute blocks of £50.00)
- Written report and opinion without examination (e.g. employer’s report, insurance application) – £133.00
- Extract from records (where SAR regulations do not apply) – £67.00
- Certification of photograph (excludes passport signing) – £30.00
- Pre-employment – £110.00
- Other medical examination – £110.00
- HGV/taxi/minibus medical (nb does not include eye testing) – £110.00
- Medical examination and written report from notes – £150.00
- Sports medical – £110.00 (Sports medicals are factual only and will not offer an opinion on fitness to participate.)
- Examination under S158(1) Road Traffic Act 1988 – £21.30/person (Under the Road Traffic Act 1988, the first doctor to provide emergency treatment to the victim of a road traffic accident is generally entitled to charge a fee. A fee may be levied in respect of each person treated (Section 158(2)). S158(1) of the Act defines ’emergency treatment’ as ‘medical or surgical treatment or examination that is immediately required as a result of bodily injury (including fatal injury) caused by, or arising out of, the use of a motor vehicle on a road’. The person driving the vehicle at the time of the accident is responsible for meeting the doctor’s professional fee for themselves, their passengers or anyone injured by their vehicle. All UK motor insurance policies cover such fees and payment of such fees does not constitute any admission of liability.)
All other Non-NHS work is undertaken at a rate of £200 per hour or part thereof, charged in 15 minute blocks. A full written estimate of cost can be produced before work is undertaken on receipt of details.