The types of work listed below can be carried out by any doctor who is not the patient's own doctor.
Types of work:
- Medico-legal (not covered in our existing medico-legal guidance)
- Statements of fact
- Signing photo card driving licences
- Attendance at airports
- Attendance at patient’s request at a police station
- Professional attendance at private events (including sporting events)
- Lectures e.g. for a college of further education
- Removal of a pacemaker prior to disposal of a body
- Court exemption: from attending as a witness on medical grounds
- Drivers or pilots: full medical examination and completion of forms for vocational drivers licence (large goods vehicles and passenger carrying vehicles, taxi etc.
- Fitness to drive for insurance purposes (elderly driver, racing driver etc).
- Aviation licence (pilots)
- Fitness for sport
- Patients for self-referral overseas
- Seat belt exemption
- Private prescription for private patient, or drugs required for travel abroad (private or NHS patient)
- Abortion (confirmatory) certificate; second certificate under the Abortion Act 1967 in cases where the patient is not on the GP's NHS list
- Vaccination and immunisation for travel abroad