Pass a law on sickies to stop wasteful churn of patients
The churn of patients is very wasteful. It is risky for a GP to simply do repeat prescriptions for patient convenience, since the doctor prescribing is responsible, not the initiating doctor.
Pass a law that doctors cannot give a medical certificate for the first five days of any illness and that employers cannot demand a doctor’s certificate unless they are prepared to fund a private consultation fee.
Patients must self-certify for illness under a week. When the UK introduced the self-certificate decades ago, the