Medical form (for asthma) - UK doctors

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Medical form (for asthma) - UK doctors

Postby icedgemma » Tue May 31, 2011 12:33 pm

Hi,

Just seen that I'll have to get a medical form signed by my doctors for my upcoming trip to South America. I have mild asthma, haven't had an attack in over 15 years but still need medication if doing excercise and in cold climates - so will need it for the Inca Trail for example. However my asthma is fully controlled once I take my inhalers - in fact I do a lot of excercise and sports and I'm fitter than most people who don't have asthma!

Have any UK people had their doctors sign the form for them? Do you have to pay for them to do this or do you literally just take it in and get them to sign it? My doctors seem to be a bit funny about doing that kind of thing, and I have never had to do this for a trip before.

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Re: Medical form (for asthma) - UK doctors

Postby sjak29 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:50 pm

Hi - you may be lucky and find that your doctor you do it for free but they are more likely to charge you for it (probably about £20-25) if no examination is required, more if you actually need to be seen. Reason is this sort of work isnt paid for out of the NHS budget and so GPs are entitled to charge a fee as it counts as private work. Although it probably will be quick to complete for this purpose lots of them do take quite a while. Id say take it and show it to the receptionist and see what they say - if the policy is generally to charge they will know.
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Re: Medical form (for asthma) - UK doctors

Postby saor » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:25 pm

I had to get this form signed too, so decided to hit two birds with one stone and get my jabs done at the same time, so would only pay one consultation fee. In Ireland we pay for all our gp visits which average about E55.
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