From time to time GPs are asked to provide reports for their patients to Local Housing Authorities and Housing Associations.
This is not part of core services and therefore you may charge an appropriate fee for the work involved or you may refuse to do it.
We would recommend that you ascertain the following before providing a report:
- who is requesting the information;
- what information is required;
- who will undertake payment of invoice;
- obtain written consent from your patient to release the information.
Please feel free to use this housing letter to send to the Authority requesting the information. It reminds them not to request information unnecessarily and includes an agreement to pay your fee for providing this report.
Please feel free to use this letter to give to patients that request this information.