Sickness certification system in the United Kingdom

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

Medical certificates are challenging but essential part of job

  1. Graeme Mackenzie, general practitioner (graeme.mackenzie@gp-a82041.nhs.uk)
  1. Whitehaven CA28 7RG

    EDITOR—No one is in a better position to issue a sickness certificate than a general practitioner.1 He or she has the information at hand and sometimes good knowledge of the patient. Independent examination would be an unmanageable system with constant …

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