In 2012, Doncaster LMC and the Doncaster Local Authority came to an agreement that a letter from a GP would not be classed as medical evidence to validate absence from school.


As such, Doncaster practices have been advised to decline to provide evidence for attendance at an appointment or for periods of illness.


This helps to free up vital capacity for patients who are ill and need appointments for assessment and treatment.


We remain grateful to the Doncaster Local Authority for understanding and appreciating the value of the NHS.