Just sign this …BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7286.623/a (Published 10 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:623
- Trisha Greenhalgh, general practitioner
Every pile of paperwork contains one, but this particular request took the biscuit. A patient had sent in the usual scribbled note accompanied by a picture of her strapping youth and a blank passport application, asking me to “endorse the attached for identification reasons.” She would call by to pick it up that night.
I had never met the youth or his mother, who had been on the list for 18 months, nor …