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Request a Letter from Your GP

Request a Letter from Your GP

I need a letter from my GP

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.

Why do I have to pay?

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.

How long will it take?

Private letters do not take priority over NHS work and hence may take some time to prepare. Please allow at least two weeks.

But I need it today/tomorrow/next week/sooner than that!

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
  • Fitness to travel, or cancellation of holidays
  • Confirmation of medication or a medical condition
  • Letters for school, universities,employers or courts, etc.
  • Letters to the Council/housing requirements
  • Confirmation of address or other proof of residence or ID (We have no means of verifying this
  • Countersigning passport applications (A GP is no longer required on the form)
  • Letters stating something that is not supported by your medical record

If you understand and agree to the above terms and still want the GP to do this, please email your request to wellbn.info@nhs.net FAO Secretary Team

Private Report & Fees

Report Special Features Fee
Adoption / Fostering Medical report & Examination If Interpreter needed – an hour session: fee doubled £ 103
Army Medical Report £67.50
Coroner’s Medical Report £67.50
Diving Medical Form £45
DNA or Cancellation of Insurance Medical £40
DVLA Medical £85
General Practice Report for Insurers (iGPR) £200
PIP Support Letter (Patient Written) No Fee
Police Report £90
Private Reports Variable cost depending on time taken to complete £180 per hour
Private Short Letter / Certificate Urgent Extra £5 £25
Travel Insurance Form Urgent Extra £5 £45