I have a form that needs a gp’s input, how can I get this arranged?
Please vist the surgery with the relevant form/paperwork
The reception staff will then advise you further with regards to any fees payable and the time taken
to process the documentation.
I only need a gp’s signature whats the problem
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. Therefore in order to complete even the most simplest of forms the GP must check the patients medical record.
Why not write what I ask
GP’s are under the BMA guidance and are tied to strict protocols of integrity, accuracy and upholding professional standards. Therefore they can only write what is factually correct and evidenced by their own medical assessment or from another health professional in writing.
Some patients can be disappointed by what they may want in a letter has not been reflected. Putting excessive pressure on the GP on something that Is not factually accurate is regarded as a breach of the Zero Tolerance Policy.
Why do I need to pay upfront
In the past we have completed reports and forms before payment has been made , but sadly there have been many occasions when the GP has completed there work but the payment has not been made. Therefore the fee must be paid in advance at the time of the request for their letter/form is made.