Non-NHS Services

Some services are not covered by the NHS and we will therefore charge a fee for completion of this work. The NHS medical care of our patients takes priority during our working day so there may be a delay in completing or returning any private letters or forms to you.


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, they are not required to do such non-NHS work.


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.

Please do not book an appointment with your doctor to complete forms without checking first with the surgery’s administrative team as to whether you need to or not.

The Group Practice at River Place provides the following non-NHS services, for which the fees set out below are charged:

Please complete an Access to Health Records Application form 
Computerised Medical Records Free of charge
Paper and computerised records Free of charge
Please leave a copy of the form to be completed in the surgery reception, where it will be passed to our administrative team who will then contact you to discuss payment and any appointment needed
Medical Form – completed from records £70
Insurance form/holiday cancellation form £70
GPR (General Practitioner’s Report) without examination £150
Insurance Report £75-125
Medical Form and face to face appointment £140
Accident/sickness report ON PROFORMA £75-125
Supplementary insurance report (when insurer requests further information) £30-50
Claim form (BUPA/PPP) £75-125
To Whom It May Concern Letter £25
Vaccination certificate We can provide a summary of your medical records including details of any vaccinations free of charge
Confirmation of registration with practice We can provide a letter confirming the date you registered at the surgery and your registered address for £15
Housing support letter We do not offer housing support letters but can provide a summary of your medical records free of charge
Private sick note £30
Adoption/fostering form AH £73.86
Adoption/fostering AH2 £24.36
Childminding (OFSTEAD health declaration) £98
HGV/Taxi £125
Driving medical report £90
Driving medical report and examination £125
HGV medical and report £125

We are not able to offer the following services:

  • Passport photo signing
  • Driving licence photo signing
  • Immigration paperwork
  • Employment/pre-employment medicals
  • Statements of fitness to compete in sporting events such as marathons or scuba diving
  • Statements of fitness for gym membership
  • Statements of fitness for children working in the performing arts
  • Statements of fitness to fly
  • Lasting power of attorney
  • Letters of support for appeals to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), including PIP appeals. We can provide a summary of your medical records free of charge. Organisations who may be able to assist you when appealing decisions made by the DWP include:
  • Citizens Advice
  • Help On Your Doorstep
  • ipradvice