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GPs urged not to consider patient's job when assessing fitness for work

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Fundamentally nothing has changed.GPs are still expected to do the government's dirty work because it cannot be bothered to make any radical changes to the welfare system.Why lose votes when patient's can blame doctors instead if denied sick notes.Most patients that i issue sick notes to are essentially work shy and better off on welfare benefits than returning to a minimum wage job.It should be a simple matter of preparing a list of medical conditions for which sick notes can be issued.The way i see it its a political matter not a medical one.At the end of the day we're left carrying the can with the doctor-patient conflict not the politician.

Posted date

04 Apr 2013

Posted time

6:03pm

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