Sick notes are legal documents — here's a refresher on best-practice


Medical certificates are legal documents that can expose GPs to civil or criminal action, so it’s wise to make sure they’re in order. Medicolegal experts Vinay Pandaram and Dr Peter Walker spell out the key points to keep in mind.

Your waiting room will soon be full of the sounds of colds and flu. Yes, it’s medical certificate season again.

You may have read recent reports about individuals being charged with fraud over claimed illnesses that were subsequently admitted to be false. In 2017, the University of Sydney suspended or