Non NHS fees

How much our non-NHS services cost

Why do we sometimes charge fees?

The NHS provides health care free of charge, but there are exceptions.

It is important to understand that GPs are self-employed and offer their services to the NHS and they have to cover their costs eg. staff, buildings, heating, lighting, etc. The NHS covers these costs for NHS work, but not for non-NHS work.

The British Medical Association (BMA) suggests fees for non-NHS work which is not covered under a GP's NHS contract. However, these fees are guidelines only, not recommendations, and a doctor is not obliged to charge the rates suggested.

Why can it take a long time to complete a 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 NHS workload and this paperwork is done around their patient care.

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.

What is the charge?

Insurance Proposal (Insurer to pay)

GP Examination


GP Report


Supplementary Report


HGV/Taxi License Medical


Army Medicals


Pre-Employment/Medicals for Work



Private Certificates (Sickness/Incapacity for Employer)



Medication printout with supporting letter for travel purposes


Holiday cancellation Insurance Claim


Insurance Authentication


Miscellaneous Certification (eg. Fitness to use Gym, Travel, Private Health Insurance Claim Forms)


Bus Pass Form


Photocopying Medical Records


Driving Licence Form


Employers Reports


Standard Power of Attorney Forms only w/o Visit


Power of Attorney Forms with Visit


Ofsted Forms


Full Copy of Medical Records


Computerised Summary Of Records


CICA/DVLA/Disability Living Form

Set fee that is paid by appropriate authorities

Non NHS patients

Doctor Consultation
(Private Prescription charges to be additional)


Nurse Consultations


Home Visits


The Doctors do NOT sign the following forms:

  • Shotgun Licences
  • Naturalisation Forms
  • Passport Applications
  • Leeds City Council Welfare Rights Forms
  • Housing Benefits Forms
  • Blue Badge Form (Now done by council)
  • Student Failure to Attend Exams