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PGCE Medical Form

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by ams224, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. ams224

    ams224 New commenter


    I've recently been accepted onto a PGCE course and as part of this am having to go through the dreaded process of getting my medical form signed by a GP. I was initially by the university that this would cost me around £20.00, but having dropped my form off at the local surgery I've been told that they charge £50.00 for the privilege of signing the thing!

    I'm in the process of trying to explain to them that although it's not an NHS service, it's (a) extortionate (b) unreasonable and (c) not accessible to less well-off students who simply don't have £50.00 for paperwork.

    Has anybody else found that their GP is charging a slightly frightening amount, or has this become the norm?

  2. PersianCatLady

    PersianCatLady Occasional commenter

    I have heard of GPs charging far more than £50 to sign a form because it is classed as a private service.

    I certainly wouldn't class £50 as a frightening amount but then again my father's GP charged him over £100 (and VAT) to sign a form for his travel insurance cancellation after he had a heart attack.

    The GP literally ticked a few boxes and squiggled at the bottom of the form and it took a month for the GP to actually get the form signed, even though my Dad needed it as quickly as possible and was paying for the privilege.

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