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Document Where do I send a completed Maternity exemption certificate application form to?


Either a digital or paper FW8 application form is sent to the NHSBSA who produce your certificate.

A pre-paid envelope should be enclosed with every paper FW8; if it's missing, send it to;


NHS Business Services Authority
Maternity Exemption Certificates
Bridge House
152 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne


The FW8 is sent to the relevant regional department within the Practitioner Services Division of NHS National Services Scotland.

Find out which regional department you fall under.



The FW8W is sent this to the relevant Local Health Board (LHB).

Find out which LHB you fall under.


Northern Ireland

The HC11A application form is sent to the Business Services Organisation (HSC).

Check what help you could get to pay for NHS costs
You can check what help you could get on our website.
Address, which address, send form to, Newcastle, Scotland, Wales, send application to