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DELATEXT

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please see link http://www.whywaitforever.com/dwpatos.html

good information on atos medicals



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ESA Medical Examination - Tort of Negligence

The tort of negligence is a wrongful act against an individual. Liability can be based on a breach of statutory duty. The motive of the defendant is generally irrelevant.

There is statutory and case law that suggests that DWP, and through them Atos Healthcare, has a duty of care to patients subject to the actions defined by the Welfare Reform Act 2007.

An ESA application form is expected to be written by the patient or their carer both unlikely to be medical experts. In completing this form it is important, if appropriate, to ask the assessor to check with the GP and or consultants who have access to the patient's full NHS medical history. Where subjective opinion is asked, emphasise that as a patient this is a best guess.

When you first complete the ESA form, you should provide a cover letter requesting the name of the "qualified" healthcare professional who will review the information that you have provided. You need to know who is responsible for deciding whether a face to face meeting is necessary. You can inform the DWP that you may wish to independently check with the GMC that the individual is qualified.

You should insist that the "qualified" healthcare professional provides you in writing the medical reasons why they feel a face to face meeting is essential. You can inform the DWP that you may wish to independently check with the GMC that the medical reasons are consistent with medical best practice.

Where appropriate, you should stress to the DWP that in order for a valid assessment to be made a "qualified" healthcare professional should contact your GP and or Consultants.

If you think you are entitled to the allowance you should stress that the DWP should pay the allowance immediately and not wait for the DWP to find out the name of the "qualified" healthcare professional.

It is likely you will be harassed by the Atos Healthcare appointments clerks. You should politely but firmly inform them that you are waiting for the DWP to provide you with the information you have requested. You can email Atos Healthcare Customer Relations (customer-relations@atoshealthcare.com). Keep copies of all correspondence. Never use the phone as you need to create a paper trail that could be used in the High Court.

I have published all my correspondence, see the links at the top of this page. The following extract demonstrates the attitude of Atos Healthcare in using "qualified" healthcare professionals.
 
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Is it just me or are the doctors who work for Atos Origin in breach of their hippocratic oath by causing unnecessary harm and therefor guilty of medical malpractice?
 
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Is it just me or are the doctors who work for Atos Origin in breach of their hippocratic oath by causing unnecessary harm and therefor guilty of medical malpractice?
Do any of us actually get to see Atos doctors???
 
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people will be aware of the governments esa bomb shell , write to your Mp about this only a unified stand will work,
I am investigating human rights law regarding atos will post results asap
 
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