Private Fees




Private Service & Fees

Please see a list of Private services and their fees below.

Please make cheques payable to Woodside Medical Centre

Certificate & Forms

  • Private Sick Note - £20.00
  • Complex letter with sick note - £35.00
  • Driving License photograph - £25.00
  • Freedom from Infection Certificate - £20.00
  • BUPA/PPP Claim form (or similar) - £35.00
  • School Fees Insurance Claim Form - £25.00
  • Sickness/Accident Insurance Claim Form - £30.00
  • Private letter eg housing, college, university, TWIMC - £25.00
  • Firearms Letter for Staffordshire Police – Payable by patient - £25.00
  • Holiday Cancellation Certificate - £35.00
  • Holiday Cancellation certificate WITH Examination - £65.00
  • Fitness to travel Certificate - £35.00
  • Sickness/ Accident Insurance – Benefit claim form - £35.00
  • Sickness/ Accident Certificate (without examination) - £17.50
  • Health Club – Patient Fitness - £35.00
  • Vaccination Certificate - £20.00

Medical Examinations & Reports / Pre-Employment Medical

  • Pre-Employment Medicals; 45 minutes - £117.00
  • Report on Pro- Forma - £78.25
  • Certificate of incapacity - £26.55
  • NHS Prospective employee - £25.15
  • LGV, HGV, Taxi driver examination. - With medical - £95.00
  • LGV, HGV. Taxi driver examination. - Without medical - £63.00
  • Driver, Elderly Driver Fitness Certificate - £115.00
  • Racing Driver Fitness Certificate, Fitness for Sports - £115.00
  • Fitness to Attend School, with examination - £42.00
  • Fitness to Attend School, without examination - £24.00
  • Extract from Medical Records, Medical Report - £67.00

Adoption / Fostering

  • Health Assessment of prospective carer - £73.86
  • Update Report - £24.36

Private Fees Charged by the Practice

Why Do GPs charge fees?

Isn't the NHS supposed to be free?

The National Health Service provides most health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions: there are a number of other services for which fees are charged.  Sometimes the charge is made to cover the time taken outside of the NHS Role to complete such requests.

Surely the doctor is being paid anyway?

It is important to understand that GPs are not employed by the NHS, they are self-employed, and they have to cover their costs - staff, buildings, heating, lighting, etc - in the same way as any small business.  The NHS covers these costs for NHS work, but for non-NHS work the fee has to cover the doctor's costs.

What is covered by the NHS and what is not?

The Government's contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients.  In recent years, more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work.  Sometimes the only reason that GPs are asked is because they are in a position of trust in the community, or because an insurance company or employer wants to be sure that information provided is accurate.

Why does it take my GP a long time to complete my form?

Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his or her patients.  All GPs at Woodside have a very heavy workload, so many GPs find they have to complete these requests after their evening surgery has ended. 

I only need the doctor's signature - What's the Problem?

When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true. In order to complete even the simplest of forms, therefore, the doctor might have to check the patient's entire medical record.  Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor with the General Medical Council or even the Police.

What will I be Charged?

The BMA recommends that GPs tell patients in advance if they will be charged, and how much. Woodside follow the recommended BMA guidelines. Please see our current fee list (Last published in 2023)