The GPs are often asked to fill out medical claim forms, forms that require a GP signature, passport forms, insurance forms, photocopy medical notes and perform medicals for patients. There is a minimum wait of 4 weeks for a form to be completed.
This work is non NHS work and requires the GPs to complete the paperwork outside of normal surgery hours. We have specific medical clinics which take place twice a month. The appointments are 30 minutes with a GP, where the GP will perform a medical in order to complete the required form.
As this is non NHS work, there is a charge. There is a price list in reception for non NHS work which is issued by The Health Care Public to all general practices. If you need your identity confirmed, eg passport form signed, the doctor signing will have to have known you for at least 2 years