Private Fees




Private Fees and Charges

The NHS provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions. Since 1951 Prescription charges have existed and there are a number of other services for which fees are charged.

The charge may cover some of the cost of treatment, for example, dental fees. In other cases, it is because the service is not covered by the NHS, for example, medical reports for insurance companies, claims on private health insurance and other letters and forms which require the doctor to review the patient’s medical records outside of NHS time.

It is important to understand that GP’s are not employed by the NHS, they are self-employed and they have to cover their business costs – staff, heating, lighting etc., in the same way as many small businesses working. The NHS pays the doctor for specific NHS work, but for the non-NHS work, the fee has to cover the doctor’s cost during their own time.

Examples of work that incurs a fee:

  • Insurance Reports
  • Letters from the Doctor
  • Employment Forms
  • Reports with Examination
  • Holiday Cancellation
  • Private Sick Notes
  • Letters for Employers/ Schools
  • Letters for PIP/ Benefit Appeals
  • Copies of Paper Medical Records
  • Statement of Facts

Processing of Non-NHS Work

Every request for non-NHS work in needs to be writing. Once your request is received and paid for it will be passed on to the doctor for completion. If the request has come from a third party, such as an insurance company, we will invoice them directly. We will ask for your written consent, unless there is no legal obligation to do so. We operate a pay-in-advance system and work will not commence until the invoice is paid.

Priority must be given to the immediate care of patients, which offered with the NHS activities. Due the increasing demand on our doctors, please allow at least 4 weeks from time of payment for the work to be completed.

If your request is for a medical exam, you will be contacted directly with an appointment time and date by a member of the support team. This may be completed after surgery hours if the GPs schedule requires.


Passport Forms

Please be aware that GPs are no longer able to counter sign Passport Forms following new guidance from the Passport Office below:

The counter signatory must not:

  • Be related by birth or marriage
  • Be living at the same address as the applicant/parent of applicant

Additional Update: “In the past it was ok to use your Doctor/GP to countersign your application. Due to high demand and complaints received from medical professionals you are now not able to use your registered doctor as a counter signatory (however if you have a friend or colleague who is a doctor this is still permitted).”




Private sick note £30.00
Driving licence photograph £30.00
Freedom form infection certificate £30.00
Assurance (AXA, BUPA, PPP) £30.00
School fees insurance claim form £30.00
Kibbutz Form £30.00
Sickness/ accident insurance claim form £20.00
Medical Certificate: Cremation form £82.00

Medical Examinations and Reports


Full medical private £132.00
Consultation private £75.00
Pre-employment medicals (LGC, PCV, Taxi driver, elderly driver fitness certificate, racing driver fitness certificate, seat belt exemption) £125.00
Fitness for sport £20.00
Fitness to attend school £20.00
Extract from medical records (15mins) £50.00
Pro-forma report, no exam (20mins) £33.00
Detailed written report no exam (30mins) £66.00
Comprehensive examination and report £108.00

Travel Abroad


Course of vaccination for travel (Non-NHS) £30.00



Private prescription for medicines requires solely for the purpose of travel abroad £10.00
Vaccination certificate £10.00
Holiday cancellation certificate £40.00
Fitness to travel certificate £40.00
To whom it may concern £20.00
Gym and school membership £60.00