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Sick note or silly season?



Pulse’s summer competition invites readers to take a sideways glance at general practice. The best entries will win a signed copy of Copperfield’s new book.

What was the strangest gift you ever received from a patient? Or the most bizarre GANFYD? Or the most downright bonkers patient complaint?

General practice is a serious business, but we all know it can also be ridiculous. If you’ve got a good anecdote, we want to hear from you.

Write your experiences below in the comments, or if you prefer, email us at feedback@pulsetoday.co.uk. The pick of the crop will be printed in Pulse – and the best 10 will win signed copies of Sick Notes by our legendary columnist Dr Tony Copperfield out now from Monday Books.

Our categories are:

  • Strangest gift from a patient
  • Shortest consultation
  • Most bizarre GANFYD
  • Best malapropism from a patient
  • Least convincing request for a sick note
  • Most ridiculous complaint
  • Most incomprehensible management jargon

Write your experiences below, or email feedback@pulsetoday.co.uk.

Sick note or silly season?