P-05-947 Make GP letters for Students gratis



P-05-947 Make GP letters for Students gratis

This petition was submitted by William Bremner having collected a total of 144 signatures.


Text of Petition                      

Currently when requiring a letter from the GP to back up an extenuating circumstances claim or for evidence for a DSA application the GP will charge the student around £35 (surgery dependent). This means that on top of the difficulty that a student may be having with their health, learning difficulties, and/or disabilities, they will then have to pay to have a document that shows this. This means that many students (especially those from poorer backgrounds) will have trouble with receiving the support that they need to not only complete their degree, but in some cases survive.





This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 12/01/2021.


The Committee noted that no correspondence had been received by the petitioner and agreed to close the petition in light of this.


Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 09/06/2020.


Assembly Constituency and Region

  • Cardiff Central
  • South Wales Central


Further information


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 30/04/2020