Non NHS Fees

Private Fees (Non-NHS work) – Information for patients and third parties

The Government’s contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients, including the provision of ongoing medical treatment. In recent years, however, more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work. Sometimes the only reason that GPs are asked is because they are in a position of trust in the community, or because an insurance company or employer wants to ensure that information provided to them is true and accurate.

The BMA (British Medical Association) suggest fees for non-NHS work, which is not covered under GP’s NHS contract, to help GPs set their own professional fees. However, the fees are guidelines only, not recommendations, and a doctor is not obliged to charge the rates suggested. The BMA recommends that GPs tell patients and third parties in advance if they will be charged, and how much. It is up the individual doctor to decide how much to charge.

Do GPs have to do non-NHS work for their patients?

With certain limited exceptions for example, a GP confirming that one of their patients is not fit for jury service, GPs do not have to carry out non-NHS work on behalf of their patients.

Whilst GPs will always attempt to assist their patients with the completion of forms for example for insurance purposes, they are not required to do such non-NHS work.

Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form?

Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his or her patients.

Most GPs have a very heavy workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time, so many GPs find they have to complete this work outside of and in addition to their normal hours.

I only need the doctor’s signature – what is the problem?

When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true.

In order to complete even the simplest of forms therefore, the doctor might have to check the patient’s entire medical record.  Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor with the General Medical Council (the doctors’ regulatory body) or even the police.

A list of our current fees is provided below:

All fees must be paid in advance of work being completed and supplied.

We accept payment via BACs or in Cash, we do not accept cheques or cards.

We reserve the right to suspend or extend processing times for private/Non-NHS work at any time due to busy periods.


Service Who Pays Fee
To whom it may concern letters to support claims such as (but not limited to):

housing, school, college, insurance,

COVID recovery letter, fit to travel/fly,

travelling with medication

Patient £30.00 Short

£50 long

Private Sick Note (Periods within 7 days) Patient £30.00
Firearm/Shotgun Certificate Patient £60.00
Holiday cancellation Form Patient £60.00
Ofsted health declaration reports Childminding/teaching Patient or employer £90.00
Private medical examinations HGV, PSV, Taxi, Driving Medicals – (Subject to GP availability)

*Patients making appointments for HGV/Taxi medicals should bring their form, a urine sample and their glasses if worn.

**Payment must be made prior to booking the appointment.

Patient £150.00
Private blood tests – Will require Check with lab + GP Appt Patient £39
Sickness/accident claim form Patient £40.00 short

£90.00 long

Private medical/insurance form completion i.e., BUPA/AXA etc (Price will be based upon workload/information required) Patient £40.00 short £90.00 long


**Please note we DO NOT confirm identity for passport or driving licenses.

**We do not complete forms for fitness to take part in a sporting event such as marathon running, scuba diving, cycling, triathlon’s, parachuting…. this list is endless. The patient will have to go to a private provider for this.




Medical examinations and reports from insurers

**All requests must have accompanied consent from patient to release information


Service Who pays Fee
Request for report Insurance company £104
Supplementary insurance reports Insurance company £30
Report with examination Insurance company £175
Court of Protection (COP3)/Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) with home visit Patient/solicitor £120


Other third-party requests


Service   Fee
Request for report by employer/occupational health Employer £150
Army (Capita) Army £65
Army/ with full copies of notes (Online access by patient should be requested which is free to the patient and preferable) Army £50
DVLA Report/Fit to dive DVLA £40
DVLA Examination DVLA £85


Miscellaneous reports

Service   Fee
Bus pass/disabled travel pass Patient £10.00
Council Tax exemption form FREE
ESA (Employment support allowance) FREE
PIP (Personal independence payment) Organisation £33.50
Universal credit FREE