The practice may complete patient medical reports as required, for which there will be a charge according to national standard rates set by the British Medical Association and comparison with Medeconomics GP Fees Database. The fee is charged as these reports are not part of routine NHS work. If you require a medical report completed, please discuss this with a GP or receptionist to ensure we are able to deal with your request as sometimes we may need to clarify the nature of the medical report to assess if we can complete this. Medical report appointments usually require double appointments with the GP.
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Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form?
Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his or her patients. Most GPs have a very heavy workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time, so many GPs find they have to take some paperwork home at night and weekends since much of this work is non-NHS care related.
I only need the Doctor’s signature – what is the problem?
When a doctor 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 to the best of their knowledge from the medical records.
In order to complete even the simplest of forms, therefore, the doctor might have to check the patient’s entire medical record. Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor with the General Medical Council (the doctors’ regulatory body) or even the Police.