gwesh
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hi everyone,

I've recently received a occupational health questionnaire from my UNI after being offered a place for secondary PGCE.

The form has to be countersigned by my GP. When I went to the practice they said they would charge me 140 pounds.

I understand that the GP has to look at my medical records but I still feel it's extortionate.

Has anyone been charged that kind of money before?
Is there any way to avoid paying that?

I might contact my uni too

thanks for your answers
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sounds steep. I recall having to pay through the nose for a medical check for a temp job in Canada, but for my uni course the gp only charged me £13...

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(Original post by gwesh)
hi everyone,

I've recently received a occupational health questionnaire from my UNI after being offered a place for secondary PGCE.

The form has to be countersigned by my GP. When I went to the practice they said they would charge me 140 pounds.

I understand that the GP has to look at my medical records but I still feel it's extortionate.

Has anyone been charged that kind of money before?
Is there any way to avoid paying that?

I might contact my uni too

thanks for your answers
my uni gp charges £50 to sign forms, hoping my nursing occupational health doesnt need a gp signature.
can you register to a different gp? otherwise no way of getting round it
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Wotttt?? Is this nhs??
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They will be treating you as a private patient and charging you their standard rate. It might be worth speaking to your actual GP, explaining you are a poor student and asking whether they could possibly waive or reduce the fee because of your financial circumstances.


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My uni asked for one too, but my GP gave it to me for free! £140! i wouldnt know where to get that money from
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I've never needed a GP to counter sign an occupational health form. Even for a medical driving license my hospital consultant never charged me for anything...

Seems outrageous, to be honest!
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I didn't know that you'll need a GP to countersign these forms - my provider hasn't sent us anything about this yet. I don't have a GP atm after being 'healthy' for 2+ years and not seeing her I got 'de-registered' from my surgery. Finding time off to submit the registration again at another one is not easy. I would be very made if they charge 140!!! (Already they charge £15 for a simple letter to uni that I visited them for throat infection on what's supposed to be my presentation day).
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I thought the £20 my GP charged was a bit rich, given it took them 2 months to do it...I can't imagine what my reaction would've been if they'd charged that much! That's absolutely insane! :-O


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My GP charged £18 and he did in it less than a week

I would be furious if he tried to charge £140.
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Injections cost more 😪
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I was charged 20 last year.
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