Request a Letter from the Doctor
The NHS provides general medical services. Letters for patients for third parties are not a health service.
For example; You may be asked for a letter from your Doctor to prove you are fit to fly if:
You’ve recently had an operation
You have a plaster cast for a broken bone (you will need to have the cast split as well in case of swelling)
You have visible signs of illness but are not contagious (such as chicken pox)
You’ve been somewhere where there’s been an outbreak of a contagious illness
You’re travelling to a country which requires a vaccination certificate
If a third party has asked you for a letter from your Doctor you can download our Doctor’s Letter Request Form and return it to the surgery in person, with payment in advance.
Please allow up to 15 working days for this request from payment and please note Doctors will only include factual information recorded in the patient’s medical notes.