The Medical Council has released its updated statement on medical certification, which sets out the standards that doctors must follow when writing medical certificates. In the media release accompanying the updated standards, Medical Council chairperson, Dr John Adams noted that the writing of medical certificates can be a complicated part of medical practice as, in addition to their primary obligation to care for their patient, doctors also have responsibilities to a third party, such as an employer. More information, including a copy of the updated statement, is available here.