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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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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.

 

GP's won't want the extra work : even if paid to do it, it would be seen as a "poison chalice".

GP's already face pressures regarding "fit notes" and the effect on the doctor/patient relationship when they have to refuse someone a "sick note" - they are unlikely to want to take on a task where they'll get no credit for giving people what they want but loads of grief if they don't give people what they want.

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GPs were very critical of the "super doctors" that did the assessments prior to ATOS coming on board.

 

Somehow, I dont think they would agree to do this without some form of serious cash being made available !


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GP's won't want the extra work : even if paid to do it, it would be seen as a "poison chalice".

GP's already face pressures regarding "fit notes" and the effect on the doctor/patient relationship when they have to refuse someone a "sick note" - they are unlikely to want to take on a task where they'll get no credit for giving people what they want but loads of grief if they don't give people what they want.

 

GPs are already having to complete Medical Histories of many of the claimants at ATOS request, after which these reports are instantly ignored. So, although it would require some extra work for GPs it would not be to the extent that you envisage. Yes, this would require extra funding and rightly so but this would only require part of the saving made by getting rid of ATOS.

The decisions on the Fit For Work Assessments are not made face to face and the assessment given by a GP would actually be based on proper examinations and symptoms of the conditions being claimed to affect the ability to work and I am sure that GPs already treat those patients who they feel are "trying in on" with the contempt that they deserve.

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@ eclecticzebra

 

This petition is over 1 year old and don't see how you could sign it when it has been Archived and the Petition deadline was 2nd Sept 2014


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Petition date ended 2 September 2014 - Thread Closed


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