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E-Petition - Let GP's do fit for work assessments instead of ATOS

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This E-Petition is requesting "Let GP's Do Fit For Work Assessments Instead of ATOS"

If this were to happen it would mean that GP's who know about their patients ailments could complete these assessments using the medical knowledge and history that they have and know about.

This would also save the cost of utilising companies like ATOS who have been proven to not be fit for purpose, it would stop the misery caused to sick and disabled people who have their benefits stopped while waiting appeals and of course the cost of these appeals.

I feel sure this would be much more cost effective and therefore save taxpayers money.

 

If you wish to sign please go to this link :: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/54430

 

Thank you in advance to anyone who signs.

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Yep, indeed! Although I can't say my GP/s are great, the paperwork is already in use, so no expense, they already send to DWP etc... I hope you hit the target numbers.

Lol...I have a different petition on here and elsewhere....and maybe despite having lots of people that think the same, they're not so bold in signing mine - so far!

But after ATOS protest, think you might get this heard...if they don't decline, as technically they can, if they are considering the matter already. But this is a strong topic and I hope they do surrender on this one :D

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I have already signed it. Here is why: My GP is crap but at least they are willing to look at evidence if presented to them. Based on my experience, Atos refuse to look at medical evidence when presented to them and make an assessment based on their uninformed opinion - and assessment of a predetermined outcome. For this reason I would rather have my GP do the assessment than Atos.

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I have also signed this but it does need a much higher profile airing to get the public to back it and sign it - the only issue I have is that my hospital consultant is very good and acts more like GP. My actual GP just issues prescription that he is told to by my various consultants.

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I'm all in favour of doctors doing the assessment but wonder if GPs would have the time to do this. I guess it would depend how many patients they had needing an assessment.


 

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The WCA as it stands today needs to be scrapped, the descriptors and the associated software that ATOS use are not fit for purpose, and are not a fair method to determine if someone can or cannot work the whole thing about it being a test of not what you can't do but what you are able to do, is a way to find more people fit to work , the whole thing was set up for that very purpose ,

 

Although i would sooner a patients GP and consultant , be able to make the decision if someone is able to work or not, based on medical evidence, But i don't expect this to ever happen, certainly not as long as this government are in office IDS would change the goal posts again to suit them

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I agree this is unlikely to happen but just getting enough people to sign it i.e over 100,000 will be sending a message. The trouble with e-petitions is that there are often too many that vary but are on the same subject and cannot be consolidated.

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I agree this is unlikely to happen but just getting enough people to sign it i.e over 100,000 will be sending a message. The trouble with e-petitions is that there are often too many that vary but are on the same subject and cannot be consolidated.

 

One thing's for sure though. If people don't try it wil definitely never happen.


 

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All you are really asking for is the return to the GP issuing sick notes as they used to when they didn't think you were fit for work.

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G.P's have never stopped issuing sick notes (Med 3) infact they do this for all those who are claiming ESA and DLA pre WCA and for those who appeal against the ATOS /DWP decision that they are fit for work

As well as issuing sick notes to those who are in work , but are temporarily unable to do their job, due to illness

 

If a GP carried out their own assessment not some flawed & unfair test devised by very devious people with only one purpose to reduce the number of people claiming ESA/DLA even when some of those clearly where too sick to work , then the the decision making process would always include what was best for the patient, not the customer or claimant = £££££'s which is what ATOS sees

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Not sure I agree with this, whilst I think GP evidence supporting the claimant should be held with a very high weighting, this decision would be terrible for those with bad GPs.

 

Not all GPs are good and in many areas GPs change every week as they temporary staff. (locums). Meaning they don't know the patient. This will in affect create a new postcode lottery.

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