Requests for medical certificates for housing (August 2019)

We have seen an increase in requests for medical certificates for patients’ housing applications. Whilst we acknowledge it is in the best interests of all for patients to be housed in the best possible conditions, there is no contractual or professional obligation to provide housing certificates free of charge under the NHS. Notts LMC advises local GPs to refuse housing certificates unless they are essential, and they are remunerated for this work.

Please feel free to use the template letter when responding to such requests from local authorities.

Template letter

(Uploaded on 07/08/2019)