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 reasonable charge for providing them in line with the cost of their time to complete the work.

Request a private letter or form

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

Most of the services offered by the surgery are free under the N.H.S. Some services are not covered under the N.H.S. and for these West Quay Medical Centre can charge a fee. The fee will reflect both the Doctor’s time to carry out the service and the Doctor’s professional opinion. It may include the cost of nursing or administrative support and stationery. If you have any concerns about the fee involved please discuss this with us before requesting any service. 


Payment can be made by credit/debit card at the surgery reception (receipt provided), or you can opt to pay via internet banking and we will provide you with our bank details at the time of the request. 



Certificates and Forms
To Whom It May Concern" Letter £40.00
Private Certificate of Sickness £40.00
Fitness to Travel Certificate (No examination) £50.00
Fitness to Travel Certificate (with examination) £150.00
Certificate of Fitness £40.00
Private Healthcare Insurance Form £40.00
Legal Aid/Legal Letter £40.00
Insurance Claim Form for Accident or Illness £50.00
School / University Letter £40.00
Slimming Club/Health Club Certificate/Questionnaire £50.00
Seatbelt Exemption £40.00
Driving Licence Validation £40.00
Criminal Injuries Form £80.00
Jury Exemption £50.00
Freedom from Infection Certificate £40.00
Attendance Allowance - Disability Living Allowance DS1500 £18.00
Attendance Allowance - Disability Living Allowance 'GP Factual Report' £40.00
Medical Examinations and Reports  
Private GP Consultation with Senior GP (30m) £120.00
Sports Medical £85.00
Armed Forces Medical £85.00
Boat Medical £85.00
Firearms License £85.00
Insurance Claim Report (no examination) £105.00
Insurance Claim Report (with examination) £150.00
Fitness to Drive Examination (30m) £120.00
Employers Report (No Examination) £100.00
Employers Report (With Examination) £150.00
Accident & Sickness Insurance (Full Examination & Report) £150.00
Pre-Employment (without examination) £85.00
Pre-Employment (with examination) £150.00
LGV/PCV Examination – Local Authority £150.00
HGV, Taxi, elderly, racing driver -
full medical (30 – 45 Minutes Consultation with Senior GP)
HGV, Taxi, elderly, racing driver - Renewal Forms £100.00
DVLA medical - unregistered patients only £100.00
Medical Fitness Examination/Statement For Registered Body (no examination) £85.00
Medical Fitness Examination /Statement For Registered Body (with examination) £150.00
DVLA (No Examination) £40.00
DVLA (With Examination) £80.00
Power of Attorney (With Examination) POA £250.00
Power of Attorney (No Examination) POA £150.00
Other Private Services
Medical Certificate Court Of Protection  £150.00
Fostering and Adoption Form IHA - Initial Health Assessment £150.00
Fostering and Adoption Form AH  - Health Assessment £80.00
Fostering and Adoption Form AH2 - Update Report £26.00
Fostering and Adoption Form Form C, D, YP or AME - Full examination per child £100.00
Childminder Health Form £60.00
Fitness to Take Part in Activities £60.00
Camp America  £120.00
Private Sick/Fit Note £50.00
Blood Tests (Excluding Laboratory Fees) £60.00
Private Prescription £40.00
Travel Health
Fitness to Travel Certificate (No examination) £50.00
Fitness to Travel Certificate (with examination) £150.00
Private Prescription £40.00
International Certificate of Vaccination £40.00
Holiday Cancellation Certificate/Letter £50.00
Hepatitis A (2 Injections) - Unregistered patients £120.00
Hepatitis B (Course of 3) £150.00
Hepatitis B (Booster) £50.00
Typhoid (1 injection) - Unregistered patients £50.00
Hepatitis A and Typhoid combined (1 injection) - Unregistered patients £100.00
Rabies - pre-exposure (3 injections) £200.00
Rabies Booster £80.00
Japanese Encephalitis (Course of 2) £200.00
Japanese Encephalitis (Booster) £100.00
Tick-Borne Encephalitis £180.00
Tick-Borne Encephalitis. (Booster) £90.00


This list is not exhaustive. Any non-NHS work requested will be discussed with the patient and the fee advised in advance of the commencement of work.