Private Reports & Fees
About charging fees:
The NHS provides most health care free of charge. However there are a number of other services for which fees can be charged. These are mainly for services not covered by the NHS, such as medical reports for insurance companies.
Doctors are involved in a whole range of non-medical work, largely on the basis that they occupy a position of trust within the community, and are in the position to verify the accuracy of information. If a GP signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a professional duty that the GP checks the accuracy of such information. This may involve examining the patient's entire medical record.
Certificates and Forms
Straightforward certificate of fact / To Whom It May Concern
More complex certificate of fact
Private MED 3
Holiday cancellation form
Fitness to travel certificate
Straightforward pro forma
Arranged via funeral director
Examination and Certificates
Examination and certificate (for example for driving / flying / motorbike / employment)
Adoption and Fostering
Initial Health Assessment Form
AH Health Assessment Form
AH2 Update Health Assessment Form
Medical report, no examination *
Report on pro forma, no examination
Medical examination and report
Lasting Power of Attorney / Court of Protection assessment of capacity form (COP3)
Department for Work and Pensions
GP factual report
VOC GP certificate
GP series 2
Administration charge for sending by recorded delivery
*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)
Free travel vaccinations
The following travel vaccinations are usually available free on the NHS:
These vaccines are usually free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.
Private travel vaccinations
You're likely to have to pay for travel vaccinations against:
Yellow fever vaccines are only available from designated centres. The NaTHNaC website can help you find a clinic offering yellow fever vaccination.
The cost of travel vaccines at private clinics will vary, but could be around £50 for each dose of a vaccine. It's worth considering this when budgeting for your trip.