4 letters GPs receive that aren't worth the paper they're written on

I’m not sure if it’s being back at work after the summer break, the drought and the bushfires, or just that I am now a cranky old man — but I need to have a rant about the dubious correspondence we sometimes receive in general practice.

GP letter

Professional-looking reports, on lovely paper with coloured letterheads and medicolegal implications.

In fact, some of the letters we receive are not worth the paper they are written on.

I have identified four common problems we GPs have to deal with on a