Scrap ATOS Origin/ATOS healthcare medical assessment quango

This quango earns £80 million plus a year from the DWP to assess claimants for benefits medically. Many claimants are very disabled, have had months of treatment and surgery and are still under the care of NHS surgeons and GPs yet the DWP in their wisdom still ask for ATOS assessments.

The assesments are made by so called professionals who have been on a three day training course. Some are doctors, some are nurses aome are simply clerks. I know of numerous cases where the assessment has been so innaccurate and incorrect that appeals have been made.

Many of the appeals have been upheld but no one fines or deducts money from Atos and claimants are not given an explanation from the DWP, only from Atos. The DWP simply send out forms and start the whole ridiculous process all over again.

Why is this idea important?

This quango earns £80 million plus a year from the DWP to assess claimants for benefits medically. Many claimants are very disabled, have had months of treatment and surgery and are still under the care of NHS surgeons and GPs yet the DWP in their wisdom still ask for ATOS assessments.

The assesments are made by so called professionals who have been on a three day training course. Some are doctors, some are nurses aome are simply clerks. I know of numerous cases where the assessment has been so innaccurate and incorrect that appeals have been made.

Many of the appeals have been upheld but no one fines or deducts money from Atos and claimants are not given an explanation from the DWP, only from Atos. The DWP simply send out forms and start the whole ridiculous process all over again.

sack ATOS LIAR LIARS doctor

sack the liars why should these people get paid, waste of £££  while people who need dla or esa dont get it because of there reports, I have fibromyalgia, and had two home vist for dla  done by atos doc both reports where full of lies,according to them I dont suffer from fatigue, PAIN, stiffness irritable bowels,exhaustion,dizziness,cramp,nerve damage,the list goes on, I have supporting evidance from on doc pain clinic, OCP, I have things like bath lift, stair rails, cruches stool,none of this wasin the report. IVE been fighting to get dla since 2007 this is not fair that there docs have more say then mine,  , I have three young son and have had fibro all my life but over the last ten years its got worse Iam sick to death asking for help, everthing is a fight,these people dont help they just make it worse for desent  honest people to get help  

 

 

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sack the liars why should these people get paid, waste of £££  while people who need dla or esa dont get it because of there reports, I have fibromyalgia, and had two home vist for dla  done by atos doc both reports where full of lies,according to them I dont suffer from fatigue, PAIN, stiffness irritable bowels,exhaustion,dizziness,cramp,nerve damage,the list goes on, I have supporting evidance from on doc pain clinic, OCP, I have things like bath lift, stair rails, cruches stool,none of this wasin the report. IVE been fighting to get dla since 2007 this is not fair that there docs have more say then mine,  , I have three young son and have had fibro all my life but over the last ten years its got worse Iam sick to death asking for help, everthing is a fight,these people dont help they just make it worse for desent  honest people to get help  

 

 

stop paying the foreign company ATOS to do disabilty benefit medicals

right now if a person becomes disabled or falls into poor health and needs to claim health or disability related benefits their need for these benefits is decided by a medical done by a the foreign IT company ATOS.  these medicals are paid for out of public funds.  there is strong evidence that these medicals are highly inaccurate and it appears the company is trying to prevent people getting the benefits they need and are entitled to by erronously finding them to be fitter and less ill than they actually are.  medical records from claiments own GPs, consultants, and other members of the care and medical teams are ignore.  this results in huge costs as people are forced to appeal to law to get the benefit they are entitlled to.

 

it is my suggestion that the government immediately end their contract with ATOS.  i further suggest that future medicals are done by local GPs from a different practice than the claiments own.  this means the medicals are done by a fair unbiased person who will have access to the patients full history whilst not having person experience of the person which should result in fair more accurate assessments  and save money via reduced need for appeals

Why is this idea important?

right now if a person becomes disabled or falls into poor health and needs to claim health or disability related benefits their need for these benefits is decided by a medical done by a the foreign IT company ATOS.  these medicals are paid for out of public funds.  there is strong evidence that these medicals are highly inaccurate and it appears the company is trying to prevent people getting the benefits they need and are entitled to by erronously finding them to be fitter and less ill than they actually are.  medical records from claiments own GPs, consultants, and other members of the care and medical teams are ignore.  this results in huge costs as people are forced to appeal to law to get the benefit they are entitlled to.

 

it is my suggestion that the government immediately end their contract with ATOS.  i further suggest that future medicals are done by local GPs from a different practice than the claiments own.  this means the medicals are done by a fair unbiased person who will have access to the patients full history whilst not having person experience of the person which should result in fair more accurate assessments  and save money via reduced need for appeals