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Sick-Note Britain by Adrian Massey

Sick-Note Britain

How Social Problems Became Medical Issues

Adrian Massey

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Imprint: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 1 Feb 2019
ISBN: 9781787381223

The NHS is stretched to its limits. Yet doctors are writing 10 million sick-notes a year for people they cannot 'fix', while patients with treatable diseases queue for appointments.

4 stars out of 5
2 Feb 2019

"A furious polemic argues that GPs shouldn’t have to write sick notes"

Adrian Massey’s Sick-Note Britain is a laudable attempt to cut through this Gordian knot of bureaucratic contradictions. Massey is a specialist in occupational medicine, and his book makes the case for a profound overhaul of the legislation around sickness certification, even calling for it to be removed from the workload of GPs — who are memorably described as excellent coaches for the problems we encounter in life, but abysmal referees.