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Swine flu sick note requests overwhelm GPs

30th July 2009

Local Medical Committees say that GPs are facing a deluge of demands for sick notes by patients who have swine flu.

Chris Locke, secretary of Nottinghamshire LMC, said: "Since the flu-line has opened, we’re grateful it has taken the pressure off GPs. But there seems to be no end for the demand for sick-notes. Their phones are full-up with people asking for sick-notes. There is obviously a real problem, particularly if the GP hadn’t seen them at all."

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