Non-NHS / Private Services

Patients often ask doctors to write letters, complete and sign medical forms or supply medical information to third parties. This work is not covered by the NHS contract and classed as Private work. This is completed in the doctor's own time and can therefore take some time to be completed. Doctors are entitled to charge for providing this service.

A fee may be charged for the following services:-

  • Medicals for insurance
  • Sports medicals
  • PSV/HGV examinations
  • Employment medicals
  • Filling in various forms 
  • Some travel immunisations
  • Travel-related requests for information
  • Other non-NHS services such as letter requests

This list is not exhaustive.

For more information on why GPs sometimes charge fees, please see the link below from the British Medical Association (BMA):

Why GPs charge fees

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