Letters, Reports and Forms
Please read this information before making a request
Many patients ask us to complete forms, or write letters on their behalf.
We would like to point out that many authorities do not require a letter from a GP. In fact, GP letters are usually not taken into account in the following:
- When your child has missed a lot of school
- Appeals for benefit decisions
- Confirming your address for ID applications (we have no means of verifying this)
Please speak to reception if you are unsure. They can offer an appointment with one of our Patient Ambassadors who may be able to help with the above issues.
If you feel that a letter is needed, this will be completed by one of our GPs. As this is a non-NHS service there is usually a charge for this.
Examples of forms and letters we can complete for a fee include the following:
- Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
- Insurance claim forms
- Bus pass forms
- Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
- Private sick notes
- Vaccination certificates
- Fit to fly letters
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales.
You can make a request via email, via our e-consult service on the homepage or using the form below. Otherwise please speak to reception.
Do I need to make an appointment to request a letter?
No. You can request a letter via our econsult service, or completing the forms below. You can also email a request ir contact our reception.
How long will it take to get my letter?
We reserve the right to refuse requests if deemed inappropriate.
We aim to complete requests within 4 weeks. Please contact reception if you have not received your document by this time.
I need a letter urgently. How do I get this?
Unfortunately letters are considered non-essential work, and are not part of the NHS contract. Therefore they are usually completed by our GPs outside of working hours. If you are concerned please speak with reception.
A summary of your medical record may be suitable for your needs. This is easily accessible for a small fee from our reception desk.
How do I get a letter to help get my benefit payments?
The Department of Work and Pensions usually contact us directly and ask us to complete a detailed form when assessing your benefit claims. A supporting letter is often not helpful. If you are having issues with your benefits please contact reception and ask to speak with one of our Patient Ambassadors.
I can't afford the fee. Can I get the letter for free?
We understand that many of our patients may be experiencing financial hardship. Please contact our reception to see if we can offer any assistance
I need the GP to write these exact words....
We are very sorry, but we usually cannot accept requests for the doctor to write the letter in a specific way. The doctor will write what he or she knows is supported by your medical record, and his or her opinion on what that should be is final. Please use the form linked below to request your letter, but note that our doctors reserve the right to refuse your request or provide alternative wording.