The National Health Service provides most healthcare to the majority of people free of charge, but there are exceptions. GPs are self-employed and are contracted to provide NHS general medical services for their patients.

Sometimes, GPs are asked to provide additional services which fall outside their contract and in these circumstances, they are entitled to make a charge for providing them.

Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge their NHS patients are:

  • Accident/sickness insurance certificates
  • Taxi/HGV DVLA medical assessments
  • Private medical insurance reports
  • Statements of fact relating to general health
  • Holiday cancellation claim forms
  • Referral for private care forms
  • Private sick notes

Examples of non-NHS services for which GPs can charge other institutions are:

  • Medical reports for an insurance company
  • Some reports for the Department of Work and Pensions
  • Examinations of occupational health

Please note that we do not provide a service stating that a patient is ‘fit to fly’ or fit to engage in certain activities, for example skydiving or scuba diving. Patients should consult with a specialist in aviation or sports medicine for specialist advice regarding this sort of activity.

Our fees will be advised once we have received the private report request.

Our current turnaround for these reports is up to 6 weeks.