I posted on this yesterday but really thought it wasnt serious. To my alarm today on BBC news and loads of papers I find:
An independent review of sickness absence is believed to have concluded that family doctors are not well-placed to judge what work people with long-term illnesses can do and have no incentive to refuse to sign sick notes.
Dennis Skinner seems to have it right when he states
"Last year, the government said GPs should be accountants in charge of the money that is spent in the NHS. This year they want assessors to be GPs. It's crazy. No wonder the country is going to the dogs."http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/po ... 64610.htmlhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/ ... sfeed=truehttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/8900328 ... notes.html
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