General practitioner Fees

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What to charge your patients

The fees shown below relate to work which may be done only by a patient's own doctor.

Effective from 1 April 2015


Straightforward certificates of fact   £18

More complex certificates

Private sick note (incapacity certificate) required by patient for presentation to an employer except for those which the doctor is obliged to provide for statutory sick pay purposes   £30 - £63
Accident or sickness insurance certificate - short certificate of incapacity without examination for patient to claim under accident or sickness insurance   £30 - £63
Freedom from infection certificate, eg for school, travel or employment   £30 - £63
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   £30 - £63
Health club brief written report to certify that a patient is fit for exercise   £30 - £63
School fees and holiday insurance certificates   £30 - £63

Work in surgery

Extract from records   £67
Report on a pro forma, no examination (eg 20 minutes)   £89.50
Written report without examination, providing a detailed opinion and statement on the condition of the patient (eg 30 minutes)   £133

This could include:

  • Accident or sickness insurance to support a claim for payment of benefit under accident or sickness insurance policy
  • Employment report pre-employment, or report on an employee, requested by an employer
  • Fitness for education to attend university, college, teacher and nurses training and, for dentists, completion of the form of application for first registration of a dentist issued by the GDC
  • Pharmaceutical trials report on suitability of patient to take part as non-patient volunteer
  • Private medical insurance: report on prospective subscriber to a private medical insurance (PMI) scheme (eg BUPA, PPP, WPA, etc)