Private Fees

Patients who require a private certificate, insurance claim report or certificate, medical examination or other non-NHS service a charge, will be made in accordance with the schedule set out below.

If the certificate or report you require is not listed, please ask reception if any charge will be made.

Certificates

Driving licence photograph endorsement £10.00

Freedom from infection certificate £16.00

International certificate of vaccination £16.00

Private Medical Certificate (sick note) £16.00

Private prescription for travel £16.00

Sickness/Accident claim – short certificate only (no exam) £16.00

Passport form/photograph – The Partners at Beccles Medical Centre agreed on 23.08.2013 that the practice would no longer offer this service in line with guidelines on the GOV.UK website

Fitness to travel certificate £28.00

Holiday cancellation certificate £28.00

Shotgun Licence certificate £28.00

Elderly Driver fitness certificate £45.00

Reports/Letters

Short reports/short letters (to whom it may concern) £16.00

Health Questionnaire £16.00

Housing – letter for Local Authority £20.00

Adoption reports £30.00

School Fees Insurance claim form £35.00

Sports fitness report (no examination) £40.00

Child-minder reports £45.00

BUPA/PPP/WPA/Private Health Claim verification £45.00

Sickness / Accident Claim – report compiled from records £55.00

Employers’ Report and opinion (no examination) £85.00

Medical Examinations

The Practice is currently unable to undertake private medical examinations due to severe GP shortage.

Travel Vaccinations and Malaria Tablets

Visit our travel room for advice and vaccinations.

We offer travel advice and vaccinations for patients registered at this practice and most holiday vaccinations are provided free of charge. However, a charge is made for certain vaccinations that the NHS does not cover. Patients will be referred to private travel clinics in the area for vaccinations that are not provided by the NHS.

If you are travelling abroad, please make sure you contact us in plenty of time to arrange any vaccinations that may be necessary. To help the Travel Nurses assess your travel needs, it is important that they are in receipt of the assessment form before your appointment.

The nurse will advise you if any private fees are payable.

Patients requesting Malaria tablets will be charged as follows:

Private Prescription for Malaria Prophylaxis (tablets) £16.00

Please note it may be cheaper to buy Malaria tablets direct from a Pharmacy or private travel clinic.

Certificates to be completed free of charge

Information obtained from BMA (last updated 14th February 2017)

Bankruptcy

Any individual who is able to give information about a bankrupt may be required to give evidence, for which no charge can be levied.  The Court may also require such individuals to produce any documents in their possession or under their control relating to the bankrupt [S366, Insolvency Act, 1986]

Coroners’ post-mortem

Although rarely used, the coroner has power under section 19 of the Coroners Act, 1988 to direct that a post-mortem shall be conducted by the deceased’s general practitioner

Council tax exemptions

To support a claim or on behalf of a severely mentally impaired person for exemption from liability to pay the Council Tax or eligibility for a discount in respect of the amount of Council Tax payable

Stillbirth certificates

At the request of the ‘qualified informant’ i.e. next of kin, or the person eligible to report the stillbirth to the registrar, a registered medical practitioner present at the birth must give a certificate saying that the child was not born alive and giving, to the best of their knowledge and belief, the cause of death and estimated duration of pregnancy [S11, Births and Deaths Registration Act, 1953]

Notification of infectious diseases

There is no fee for issuing certificates about infectious diseases

Paternity tests

Services which doctors are not obliged to provide, but when they do, the fee payable is governed by statute: for example, fees for taking samples of blood required in cases of disputed paternity under the Blood Tests [Evidence of Paternity] Regulations

Professional evidence in court

Under the Supreme Court Act, 1981, any registered medical practitioner may be directed to give professional evidence.

To establish unfitness for jury service

  • Juries Act 1974

Statutory certificates for the Department of Work and Pensions

A comprehensive summary of the certificates and statements that general practitioners have a statutory obligation to provide free of change to their patients or representatives, is described in the Department o fWork and Pensions [DWP] booklet IB204.  This and guidance on filling in the certificates can be found on the DWP Corporate Medical Group website.