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Patient wanted dispensation for speeding

In the June issue, Professor David Haslam discussed chin wags and patient requests (Practitioner 2008;252[1707]: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

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