We can provide a number of letters, reports and certificates for our registered patients. Some services are free through the NHS. For non-NHS services, we charge a fee. See the Non-NHS services listed below to see the fees we charge.
Services we provide
In accordance with the BMA guidance, we provide and do not charge a fee for the following certificates and any others that we have a duty to provide under our responsibilities as your NHS GP:
- Debt and mental health form
- Coroners' post-mortem
- Council tax exemptions
- Death certificates
- Stillbirth certificates
- Notification of infectious diseases
- Paternity tests
- Professional evidence in court
- To establish unfitness for jury service
- Statutory certificates for the Department of Work and Pensions
How to make a request
To make a request, please book a digital appointment with a GP.
We aim to process requests within 30 days. In some cases it may take longer. This is usually where we have large reports to complete or we need to gather more information.
In line with the British Medical Association guidance, we charge for the completion of some non-NHS medical reports, letters, and certificates. Typically these requests come from insurance companies, employers, or from our patients directly and include the types of letters, reports and certificates that are not funded by the NHS. This work does not form part of our NHS contract and as such, we charge for these services to cover the cost of the administrative and clinical time required to complete them.
Please note that our clinicians will only sign a certificate, letter or report which they believe to be factually true.
A detailed table of reports and letters that we provide is outlined below, although this is not exhaustive. Our prices are reviewed regularly against British Medical Association Guidance.
|To Whom It May Concern Letter||
Straightforward certificates of fact
Fitness for gym
Student unfit to take exam
Confirmation of address
|Private Certificates/Claim Forms||
Accident or sickness insurance certificate - short certificate of
incapacity without examination for patient to claim under
accident, sickness insurance and holiday cancellation insurance claim
Freedom from infection certificate, eg for school, travel or employment
Validation of private medical insurance (PMI) claim form,
to support a claim for benefit in connection
with private medical insurance, or completion of
a pre-treatment form
School fees and holiday insurance certificates
Fitness for travel
Holiday cancellation insurance claim
Fitness for travel examination & report
|Detailed Medical Report||Written report without examination, providing a detailed opinion and statement on the condition of the patient||£133.00|
|Proforma Reports||Employment related ones (Army, Police)||£65.00|
|Report on a pro forma, no examination (eg 20 minutes)||£89.50|
|HGV and Taxi Medicals||DVLA full medical||£120.00|
|DVLA certificate only||£35.00|
|DWP/Government Forms||Housing report||£0.00|
|DS1500 (factual report in connection with UC/ESA/PIP/DLA/AA for terminally ill people)||£0.00|
|PIP (factual report in connection with personal independence payment)||£33.50|
|Sure Start Maternity Grant||£0.00|
|Blue badge/Freedom pass||Blue badge report||£30.00|
|Blue badge report and examination||£90.00|
How to make a request
1. Fill in our online contact form.
Select the service you need and send us any information we need to complete your request.
2. Pay online (non-NHS services only).
Our team will send you a payment link via email. Click on this link and enter your details to pay online. Once we’ve received your payment, our team will process your request.
As this work is not a contractual obligation and we must prioritise delivery of our NHS care, it may take up to 30 days from the date of payment being received for a report/letter/certificate to be completed and returned.
Services we don’t provide
We reserve the right to not complete some non-NHS reports/certificates/forms. When you submit a request for a report/certificate/form to be completed and it is not something we can provide for you, a member of the support team will be in touch to let you know. There are a few services that we are unfortunately unable to provide including:
- Scuba diving forms
- Acting as a referee for a passport application
- Marathon certificates
We are only able to offer a statement of fact with a disclaimer for your marathon/fitness event.
In order to obtain this, you would need to book a digital appointment with a GP who will review your NHS medical record to review any possible documented reasons why you should or should not take part. We are unable to offer any face-to-face diagnostic testing, please refer to a sports medicine specialist if this is required. If the event is less than 10 days away from the date of your digital GP appointment we will not be able to guarantee that we can complete the letter before your event, but you will still be charged. Please refer to a private sports medicine specialist if this is time critical.
We charge £45 for these letters. We do not offer a refund if the event declines to accept the letter.
If you are in any doubt, you should ask a private sports medicine specialist to complete these forms.