Cossington Park Surgery

Fees for non core NHS work

The NHS core contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients. Sometimes the only reason that a GP is asked to provide information is because they hold a position of trust in the community, or because an insurance company wants to be sure that the information provided to them is true and correct.

Examples of Non-NHS services which GPs can charge their NHS patients:

  • Accident / sickness insurance certificates and reports
  • Private medical insurance reports
  • Medicals for HGV / Taxi / PSV
  • Holiday cancellation forms
  • Driving licence forms
  • Certain travel / occupational vaccinations

Examples of Non-NHS services which GPs can charge other institutions:

  • Medical reports for an insurance company
  • Certain reports for the DSS / Benefits Agency
  • Examinations for Local Authority / Ofsted Reports

I only need a doctor’s signature!

When a doctor signs a certificate or report, it is a condition of the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true, in order to complete even the simplest of forms, the doctor might have to read a patient’s entire medical record.

Below is a table of charges , the lis is not exhaustive but given as an indication of charges included.Please note it may take 4-6 weeks to complete any non NHS forms/letters dependent on capacity. If you need more urgently please ask but it will be at the GP’s discretion.

 Service Cost
Private Sick Note£15.00
Private Letter ie housing support (Standard Fee)£25.00
Private Letter (Detailed)£40.00
Holiday Cancellation Form/Letter£40.00
Bupa/PPP Claim Verification£35.00
Fitness Letter For Travel£35.00
Sports Fitness Examination and Certificate£120.00
Private Prescription (Malaria etc)£15.00
Life Insurance GPR£96.00
HGV/Taxi Medical£120.00
RTA 1st Medical Assessment£21.30
Adoption & Fostering AH Form£130.00
Adoption & Fostering AH2 Form£90.00
Adoption & Fostering AH2 Update Form£25.00
Vaccinations not included in NHS Core Contract ie Hep B Course of 3£120.00
Meningitis C Injection£20.00
Sickness/Accident Insurance Forms With Medical Examination£60.00
Sickness/Accident Insurance Forms Without Medical Examination£30.00