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Another ethical muddle for GMC

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 10 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:788
  1. Anthony N Williams, consultant occupational physician
  1. 1Working Fit, PO Box 389, Dover CT16 9BF
  1. tonywilliams{at}

    I note that it is now acceptable for a highly respected senior occupational physician to use the phrase “unaudited farce” in public and in the BMJ in relation to sick notes.1 A major part of the workload of many occupational physicians entails sickness absence, and much of this entails disagreeing with the advice given by general …

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