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dwp tells doctors surgery not to issue sick notes

Post by Admin on Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:30 am

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2017/09/04/seriously-ill-man-dies-after-the-dwp-wrote-to-his-gp-telling-them-not-to-issue-sick-notes-evolve-politics/

Declared fit for work under the DWP’s hated Work Capability Assessment scheme, James Harrison repeatedly asked his GP to issue a ‘fit note’ declaring him unfit to work. Despite repeated appointments (and as many refusals), his GP consistently declined to issue one.
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Post by Absolut on Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:28 pm

This is an issue of GPs failing to understand that a claimant can score points in a WCA and still be chucked back onto JSA despite them not being fully fit.

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Post by Caker on Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:02 pm

I wonder if doctors in general and GPs in particular, have the vaguest understanding of the issues around the WCA. They clearly need educating. cyclops
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Post by Admin on Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:21 pm

sorry just reminds me of profit for the surgery before paitent care

https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/blog/2011/03/are-we-prepared-%C2%A31-million-gp-commissioning

i cant remember the reference that was posted on tts site but i do remember a financial incentive or basically you air your patient we will remove the surgerys financial incentive

only posted as a guide reference

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/nov/26/nhs-discontinue-gp-payments-dementia-diagnosis
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Post by Caker on Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:58 pm

......with regard to the second article, I agree that GPs should not be paid extra to diagnose dementia or any other illness. It is a basic part of their job.

Additionally, if GPS are paid extra to diagnose dementia then the less scrupulous ones might be tempted to condemn patients to a dementia diagnosis when that is not correct. There are other conditions which mimic dementia but are treatable if correctly identified.
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Post by Absolut on Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:00 am

I suppose all one needs to say to a GP regarding the WCA is that if you aren't half dead you won't get to stay on ESA.
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