GPs to stop charging patients for debt and mental health forms

21 February 2019

The BMA has pledged that GP practices in England will stop charging patients for completing debt and mental health evidence forms as part of an agreement under the new five-year contract.

The new agreement comes in response to Money and Mental Health’s Stop the Charge campaign, which launched over two years ago. Research by the organisation found that around one in three people with mental health problems who asked a GP to complete the debt and mental health form were charged for it.