Cap on number of GP visits being considered by Tories - Health News - Health & Families - The Independent Mmmmmmmm ? ATOS kicks a person off incapacity benefits. The person goes into the appeal waiting list. And is required then to submit a GP sick note every two months. That madness has just generated six unnecessary GP visits per year for tory imposed admin reasons only. First GP sick note "The patient has suffered a degenerative condition for many years." Second GP sick note "It is two months since last I was required to participate in this ATOS inspired madness. The patient still has a degenerative condition." Third GP sick note "Ditto my last" Fourth GP sick note "Ditto my last and now the patient is offering to survive on twenty quid a week less if only you will sack ATOS and leave this degenerative patient alone."