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The £6.6bn NHS funding pocketed by private firms, GP fit-for-work scheme to end 'sick-note culture' and the woman and dog sharing pacemakers

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What about young lads who come for 'backache' and when mris and other diagnostic procedures/assessments reveal there is nothing wrong they suddenly say they are depressed and continue for years on the dole. You see them flitting across in shopping centres and at times working on building sites and feel that frustration welling inside but you can't do anything. It's patient first and last - you can't disclose, get them assessed or do anything at all. They come and grin in your face and say they are still depressed so you hand out another sick note. And the merry go round continues with families in which nobody has worked for 3 generations. Thank you government!

Posted date

20 Feb 2015

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10:10am

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