DWP has been caught trying to ‘coerce’ GPs into saying their patients are fit-for-work

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DWP has been caught trying to ‘coerce’ GPs into saying their patients are fit-for-work

Post by Admin on Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:35 pm

Campaigners and medical professionals have discovered the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is trying to “coerce” GPs into saying that their sick and disabled patients are fit-for-work. But the revelation is part of a wider DWP agenda, pushing the notion [pdf, p40] that work is a “health outcome”. It shows that both the department and government are essentially redefining disability and illness.

The idea that DWP assessors would have a better grip on whether a claimant needs a fit note than their long-term, highly trained GP is an insult.

https://www.thecanary.co/discovery/analysis-discovery/2018/04/27/the-dwp-has-been-caught-trying-to-coerce-gps-into-saying-their-patients-are-fit-for-work/
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