Below are some documents which relate to how much a GP can charge a patient/organisation for particular work such as travel vaccinations and sickness certificates. With regards to a straightforward certificate of fact, a GP can charge £18 however there are numerous other certificates which a GP may be asked to create and a higher price can be charged.
The BMA recommends that GPs tell patients in advance if they will be charged, and what the fee will be. It is up to the individual GP to decide how much they will charge but the BMA has produced lists of suggested fees which many GPs use.
Doctors may be asked to provide information regarding a patient’s application for civil legal aid following recent changes to the Legal Aid system.
These changes mean that legal aid is now only available for family matters where an individual can prove they are a victim of domestic violence. One way in which to do this is through the provision of medical evidence.
The work doctors are now instructed to undertake falls outside of their NHS contract which means a fee can be charged. Doctors are advised to explain to the claimant the reasons for the fee, and agree the amount in advance of doing the work.
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) guidance for applicants also states that a fee may be charged.
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|9666||BMA - Fee Finder|
|9667||BMA - Fees under legal aid regulations|
|9668||BMA - GP guidance on non-NHS report fees|
|9671||BMA - Legal Aid|
|9669||BMA - What type of work can I set my own fee for?|
|9670||BMA - Why GPs sometimes charge fees|