About Fee Charging
The NHS provides most health care for patients free of charge. However, there are a number of other services which can be charged for. These are mainly non contractual services.
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 certificates supporting claims for some benefits. If a patient is off work for seven days or less, a GP does not have to provide a sick note. A patient can therefore be refused a note or charged for a private one for illnesses of seven days or less.
Our fees have been updated and reviewed under GDPR legislation. All fees are subject to change without notice.
|1. Access to records||Who pays||Fee|
|Computerised records||Patient (subject to non-excessive requesting. If request is deemed excessive then an administration charge can be levied).||Free|
|Manual records or a combination of manual and computer records||Patient/Solicitor (subject to non-excessive requesting. If request is deemed excessive then an appropriate charge can be levied).||Free|
|Photocopying (per A4 sheet)||Patient||£0.40|
|Administration charge for sending documents by recorded delivery||Patient/Solicitor||£10.00|
|2. Certificates & forms||Who pays||Fee|
|Lasting power of attorney||Patient||£50|
|Private prescription (including malaria)||Patient||£15|
|Letter re fitness to exercise, travel etc.,||Patient||£20|
|Private sick note||Patient||£20|
|Fitness for sport, school or university||Patient||£30|
|3. Driving||Who Pays||Fee|
|Full medical examination and report for HGV, PSV or Taxi drivers||Patient (£30 deposit taken on booking)||£120|
|Driving licence form/photograph||Patient||£25|
|4. Employment||Who pays||Fee|
|Certificate of incapacity – a to whom it may concern letter with brief details of patients condition||Patient||£20|
|5. Insurance||Who Pays||Fee|
|Insurance claim form (PMI/holiday fit or unfit)||Patient||£30|
|6. Holiday||Who pays||Fee|
|Prescription for drugs required solely for holiday (plus pharmacy fee for medication)||Patient||£15|