Patient wanted dispensation for speeding
In the June issue, Professor David Haslam discussed chin wags and patient requests (Practitioner 2008;252:59).
I once received a lengthy letter from a patient who needed to make home visits. She requested a letter of support as she was about to lose her driving licence because of a speeding offence.
She stated that most of the times she had been caught speeding were at night, and always because someone needed a home visit. I never mind helping patients but I thought this case was a bit over the top.
By the way, having a chin wag with a patient seems to have a code in EMIS.
Dr Mercedes Franco, GP, South London