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Silly certificates bane of GPs' life

A GP was asked to sign a certificate to prove it was medically necessary for a 91-year-old woman to have adequate central heating, Glasgow LMC has complained.

The LMC said this was one of the latest examples of 'pointless certification' that have become the bane of GPs' lives.

Dr Iain Robertson, a GP in Glasgow, said he had also received a request from a cat and dog home to certify whether a patient with mild stable asthma could take one of the animals as a pet.

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