Myself and other Pupil Support teachers have been intermittently receiving typed, legal-style letters from a GP in the catchment area. These are handed in by pupils from all year groups and are usually fairly lengthy letters excusing each pupil from school activities on medical grounds. One senior pupil was excused from speaking in front of class due to anxiety attacks while another letter from the same GP said that a pupil should not have homework as it stresses them. There are other examples. In my experience parent/guardian letters are usually enough to excuse a pupil but I've never seen this kind of direct GP letter before. Is the GP charging for them, I wonder?! Anyone else encountered this fairly invasive thing from GPs to schools?