Now for those of us who work in real medicine this will not be an issue. If you are off for less than seven days any patient who wants a sick note for such a period will not get one. They will be told about self certification whatever their little Führur of a manager (NHS or otherwise) says.
If you take strike action that is your NHS Choice and you should accept the consequences. We would not expect our taxes as GPs and the tax paid by our staff to subsidize your withdrawal of labour. If your employer wants to argue the toss let them do so at an employment tribunal but please do not waste your GPs’ time at their behest.
We really do wonder what some NHS managers do with their time but if anyone is looking for some quick NHS efficiency savings we have a pretty good idea where to find some.
But lo as GP entrepreneurs we see a little glint of goodness in amongst these dark tidings of NHS management woe for cash strapped practices.
Read note 2 on page 1 of the original document. We will be happy to provide such certificates to any reasonable employer at say £ 100 a shot?
Game on anyone? Let the specialist commissioning of such a service commence should be ready to roll by Christmas 2027.
Praise be to the Party for ensuring that all comrade workers can have their cake and eat it possibly at everyone elses’ expense? They cannot be serious, can they?
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Northern Doc was once a blog originally written by a group of GPs in Northernshire and expressed their experiences and frustrations of working in today's NHS. The pieces were compiled at social meetings after work and published anonymously in a once free society. Following the Government's Medical Council clamp down on freedom of thought, speech and expression by doctors and our belief that the views of a few doctors DO NOT represent the views of the profession as a whole their views will now be written by and published by a journalist who has previously contributed to the blog by virtue of social ties. Any inference that the word Doc means a doctor is now purely coincidental. This is as of the 22 April 2013.