BMA ‘will be complicit in future deaths’, after silence on ‘fit note’ rules

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BMA ‘will be complicit in future deaths’, after silence on ‘fit note’ rules

Post by Mary_FV on Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:02 pm

John Pring wrote:Appalled disabled activists have warned the British Medical Association (BMA) that it will be “complicit” in the future deaths of patients, after the doctors’ union refused to speak out about “very dangerous” new benefit rules affecting severely-ill claimants.

Disability News Service (DNS) reported last week how the rules can force people applying for the government’s new universal credit to look for jobs and take part in training, even if their GPs have said they are not fit for work.

Dr Stephen Carty, medical adviser to the Scottish grassroots campaign group Black Triangle, who works as a GP in Leith, on the edge of Edinburgh, said last week that the “substantial risks” were “incalculable”, and that GPs had not been told about the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) rules.
http://www.disabilitynewsservice.com/bma-will-be-complicit-in-future-deaths-after-silence-on-fit-note-rules/
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