Sometimes GPs are asked to provide additional services, which fall outside their contract with the NHS. In these circumstances, they are entitled to make a reasonable charge for this provision. To ensure that reports or certificates are accurate, the patient’s entire medical record needs to be checked. This cannot be completed overnight so please allow for reasonable notice.
Examples of non NHS services:
- Private medical insurance reports
- Holiday cancellation forms
- Letters requested by, or on behalf of, the patient