Sickness certification system in the United Kingdom

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7437.461-a (Published 19 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:461

Maybe charging for certificates clarifies matters

  1. Paul V Mackey, general practitioner (paulori@solarwinds.com)
  1. Fort St John, British Columbia, Canada V1J 2B1

    EDITOR—It seems sick certificates stimulate the same concerns the world over,1 I have worked in the United Kingdom, Australia, and now in Canada. Sick certificates (and their grander cousin, the “insurance form”) particularly seem to challenge the relationship between patient and doctor because it is often …

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