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Table 1 Medical problems deemed ‘appropriate’ for extended role sickness certification by GPs, nurses and physiotherapists

From: Extending the authority for sickness certification beyond the medical profession: the importance of ‘boundary work’

Primary care nurses Wound care including chronic ulceration, animal bites
Self-limiting medical conditions including chest infections, urinary tract infections,
Chronic disease management including diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cardiovascular disease
Physiotherapists Musculoskeletal conditions including low back pain, tennis elbow, shoulder pain, knee pain, acute injuries, chronic pain