This news item is worrying. Scary, in fact.  GPs should 'not sign off long-term sick' [BBC] I've quoted most of it here, with my responses. People should be signed off for long-term sickness by an independent assessment service and not GPs, a government-backed review says. Strange. The government trusts GPs to run the NHS but not to decide who is too sick to work. Yet they trust Atos and Group 4 who have a proven record of ignoring evidence and making wrong decisions. I wonder which company the More

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