Why do I have to pay?
The NHS provides most health services to people free of charge, but there are some exceptions. Sometimes a charge is made because the service is not covered by the NHS, for example Medical Reports for Insurance companies.
When a doctor signs a certificate or report, it is a condition of the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true. In order to complete even the simplest forms, the doctor might have to read a patients entire medical record.
Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the care of our NHS patients. Our GP's have a heavy workload, paperwork takes up an increasing amount of time.