Fees/Charges Guidance

Medical notes requests from police

The BMA professional fees committee has received new legal advice regarding medical note requests received from the police.

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Medical Records

The BMA’s latest guidance on the issue of medical records, published in July 2016, relates to fees for access and copying.

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Charging Patients

The National Health Service provides health care to most people free of charge, but there are exceptions. Prescription charges have existed since 1951 and there are a number of other services for which fees are charged.

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Medical Certificates and Reports

Patients have the right to see reports written about them by a doctor with whom they have a normal doctor-patient relationship.

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Brieflets

The LMC has produced a number of guidance documents called brieflets which provide an easy-to-read overview of an issue.

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