Our doctors are frequently asked to provide private or 'To Whom it May Concern' letters or reports for third parties. The standard fee for this is £25, which is payable in advance. More complicated letters or reports may attract a higher fee.
The preparation of these letters or reports is not covered by the NHS. The doctor must complete them during their own time and as such there is a fee payable. All letters require the doctor to take time to review a patient's medical records to ensure that the information provided is correct, then the doctor has to dictate the letter, and finally a medical secretary has to type this and send off.
Private letters do not take priority over NHS work and hence may take some time to prepare. Please allow at least two weeks.
In genuinely urgent cases, we ask for a further payment of £5 and we will do our best to meet your deadline; however, we cannot promise this. If you cannot wait, we will refund your fee if the letter has not yet been written.
Examples of suitable requests
Example of requests we cannot fulfil
If you understand and agree to the above terms and still want the GP to do this, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org FAO Secretary Team