Private Letters/Reports or ‘To Whom it May Concern Letters’ for Third Parties

Our doctors are frequently asked to provide private or ‘To Whom it May Concern’ letters or reports for third parties. The preparation of these letters or reports is not covered by the NHS and the doctor must complete them during their own time and as such there is a fee payable. All letters require the doctor to review a patient’s medical records to ensure that the information provided is correct. Examples of these letters and reports include:

  • Fitness to travel
  • Confirmation of medication or a medical condition
  • Fitness to take part in a sporting event/performance
  • Letters for schools, universities, employers or courts etc.
  • OFSTED reports
  • Cancellation of holidays
  • Letters to the Council/housing requirements

Private letters do not take priority over NHS work and hence may take some time to prepare. Please allow at least 10 working days.

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We do not provide letters to confirm address or residency as we have no means of verifying this information.

If you wish to request a private letter, complete the Private Letter Request Form. Please note your fee will be payable on collection of the letter and you will be required to provide ID.