Charges for Non NHS Services - Updated: April 2023

The production of letters or completion of medical reports by your GP is a private service, not regulated or provided under our NHS services contract.

We will consider all requests and make an appropriate charge relative to the amount of time involved.

Your GP may decline a request for a letter or completion of a report.

We have a standard 28 (working) day turnaround for these requests. Payment will be requested before we undertake the work.

Examples of services we do not provide are:

  • Occupational Health Reports or Opinions
  • Devon Home Choice Reports
  • Shot Gun Certificates
  • Medical Certificates for Marathons or other Sporting Events
  • Passport Applications
  • Character References

Private Blood tests/prescriptions

It is our practice policy that we do not do blood tests or provide prescriptions for treament that would not normally be provided/funded by the NHS. The Nuffield Hospital provides a phlebotomy service for blood tests. Please contact

Please discuss your prescription requirements with your private medical practitioner.

We are of course happy to provide prescriptions for treatment that would usually be funded on the NHS.

Private travel vaccinations are available from:
Travel Health Consultancy, Southernhay, Exeter
Luxtons Pharmacy, Cowick Street, Exeter
Boots, High Street, Exeter

CertificatesCharge20% VATTotal
Letters - Miscellaneous/To Whom it May Concern£30.00£6.00£36.00
Private Sick Note (other than Med3 SSP)£40.00£8.00£48.00
Holiday cancellation certificate without examination£50.00£10.00£60.00
Accident or Sickness Insurance Certificate£40.00£8.00£48.00
Court of protection and power of attorney certificate CP7£40.00£8.00£48.00
Medical Examinations
DVLA/HGV/PSV/Taxi driver examination£85.00£17.00£102.00
Court of Protection and Power of Attorney report (mental capacity assessment)£160.00£32.00£192.00
These fees are for guidance only and are subject to change without notice.

These are standard fees and there is no exception to paying them for items of private work. However, there may be another way your need can be met with a lesser charger, or in some instances with no charge.


HGV/Taxi/Drivers medicalsThese can be done by a clinician who is not your own GP - we are aware of private providers locally who can be found on a simple Google search.


Simple/To Whom it May Concern letters
You may be asking for a letter to confirm something that is in your medical records. It is worth checking with the organisation that requires this information whether they would accept you showing them your medical records via the NHS App (for example, to prove you are on a certain medication, or that you had a GP appointment on a certain date). With online access to your records, you may be able to print the required information yourself. Alternatively if you do not have online access to your medical records, we are able to print a copy of a letter, consultation or your repeat medication list on request for you to collect, at no charge.

St Leonard's Practice

The Surgery
Athelstan Road
Exeter EX1 1SB

Surgery opening hours
Monday to Friday 08:15 - 18:00
Closed Wed 13:00 - 14:00

Appointment Line: 01392 201 791
General Enquiries: 01392 201 790

Surgery telephone hours
Monday to Friday 08:30 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 18:00

All calls to and from St Leonard's Practice are recorded. Recordings will only be accessed as required for quality and training purposes and may be used in complaint resolution.

The St Leonard's Practice provides GP and family doctor services to patients in Exeter, Wonford, Heavitree, St Leonard's, Whipton, Stoke Hill and Pennsylvania.