Non-NHS Services

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes
  • Vaccination certificates
  • Letters in support

This work is not undertaken during routine appointments and we would request that all enquiries with regard to work of this nature are made in writing.

Please note: Dr Rahman does not process firearm certificate applications.

FOR Fitness to Drive HGV, lorry and taxi medicals which require examination- please bring the form to the surgery and give it to the receptionist and we will contact you back for an appointment with the GP. 

Please note we DO NOT do the following:

Passport forms, fitness to travel certificates, health questionnaires for gyms and clubs, requests for medical evidence due to school absence.

Housing/Benefit Letters

The Station Practice is committed to supporting our patients. All requests for letters for benefits, council or any other third parties, we will only complete with a formal request from the third party.

Please note all requests from the third party will require the patients formal consent.

Housing Applications

If you are intending to apply for a council home for health reasons, you do not need a doctor’s letter.

The Council will write, in confidence, to your doctor if further information is required.

GPs receive frequent requests for medical letters and reports in support of housing applications from a variety of sources – the local authority, housing associations, directly from patients and from patients via Citizens Advice Bureaux. 

Information in support an application based on health grounds should be supplied by the applicant using a form provided by the Housing Department (self-assessment). This should not require any input from the GP/practice.

Only if additional information is required, should the Housing Department Medical Officer obtain it from the applicant’s doctor, preferably using a standard form, provided the patient has given written consent.

Charges and Timescales

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.

GP private fees for non-nhs work

Please note that there is usually a turnaround of at least 28 working days, to schedule time in for this work to be undertaken by a GP.  Computer records need to be checked, historic paper records need to be checked, and with increasing requests for these letters and reports, the GP can often not turnaround request before the 28 days.

Please don’t leave these to the last minute as if you do, your request may not be possible to fulfil.