Forms Requiring Signature
The number of forms Doctors are being asked to complete is growing rapidly. In some cases someone other than a Doctor can sign the form for you.
The Doctor is only allowed to sign a passport application if he has known you personally for two years.
Private Medical Insurance claim forms can be signed by your specialist.
Certificates for school should be signed by a parent.
Certificates for sickness for periods of less than a week should usually be signed by the patient themselves using form SC2. A medical certificate is not normally required.
Holiday cancellation insurance does not need a Doctors letter - it needs an official claim form obtainable from your insurers (A Doctor usually does need to fill part of it in).
If a Doctor is asked to do any of the above, we will gladly comply - but will charge a fee.
Examinations for Life Insurance companies will also need a special appointment. The fee in this case is usually payable by the Life Insurance Company concerned.
Other Non NHS Service
Medical examinations for HGV and PSV Licences and for pre employment are not paid for by the NHS.
Some insurance forms such as the certificates for Elderly Drivers Insurance appear deceptively simple, but need a full medical examination for their completion.
Examinations of this nature take time and therefore a fee has to be charged.
A special appointment will be required and the fee is payable by the patient at the time of the examination.