Notice - COVID related requests

  • All documentation requested as "evidence for employers" remains classed as NON NHS work and remains chargeable.
  • In most cases, this will be charged at £30 for a "to whom it may concern" letter.

Castle Donington Surgery


Effective 23 October 2017

Not all services at the practice are available under the NHS.

GPs do not have to carry out non-NHS work on behalf of their patients.  Time spent completing non-NHS services such as insurance forms, preparing reports and writing letters takes the GP away from the medical care of his/her patients.  Most GPs already have a very heavy NHS workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time.

When a GP signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a condition of remaining on the medical register that they only sign what they know to be true.  The GP may have to check a patient’s entire medical record even if it is just a signature that is required.  Please therefore be aware that non-NHS services can take up to 14 working days for the GP to complete and in some cases longer.

NB Lasting Power of Attorney documents: The GP may or may not be able to complete these.  Please be prepared to leave the documentation with the surgery for the GP to review, with the possibility that it could be returned having not been completed.
Where patients request non-NHS items or services, a private fee may be payable.

Please contact the practice for further information regarding fees and charges.

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