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GPs' signatures increasingly being forged for sick notes


Deeply feeble response from MDU/GMC. The last time I was phoned by a company for a manifestly forged sicknote, I suggested that this amounted to fraud and that they may consider involving the police. They did. I only confirmed that the alleged sicknote did not come from me (after all, I do not sign my full name in best joined-up handwriting! Or misspell the words on the note!). Result - he lost his job, his wife and family and had to do some community work. The softly approach will just encourage this fraud and at a cost to all of us as taxpayers

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09 Sep 2016

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