HomeBlogBLACK TRIANGLE CAMPAIGN PRESS STATEMENT: Demand to scrap DWP/AtoS Work Capability Assessment “with immediate effect” now BMA policy
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  • kasbah June 28, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    YES YES YES! Fantastic work by Black Triangle- you deserve huge amounts of bubbly and a great big party to celebrate. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your huge efforts in working with doctors to secure this victory and thank you, of course, to the BMA. United we stand. Solidarity!

  • DAVID A SHAW June 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Yes , a great result , now lets see those shockwaves, let us see the BMA threaten to revoke the license of any Doctor who is complicit in this disgusting and degrading process that has led to deaths. Now is the time for those who really do have the public interest at heart to stand up and be counted. This is the beginning of the end for cameron and his cronies, nothing less than a total boycott of the WCA by healthcare professionals will do, TOTAL, without any second thoughts. This barbarous scheme invented by the Neo -liberal Labour party is over, and those who were complicit in its creation should hang their heads in shame and RESIGN from the labour party forthwith.

  • rogr June 29, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Congratu.lations to the Black Triangle for getting this put forwards and my sincere admiration for all those medical professionals who voted it through. This is a massive victory.

  • John Hargrave June 29, 2012 at 6:14 am

    I am very pleased the BMA has come out in support of getting rid of the awful assessments that Atos is carrying out. For too long disabled people have seen their entitlement taken away, causing great stress, death, and an unbearable financial burden. These assessments need to be carried out by doctors who know what they are doing.
    Thanks too to John McCardle and Black Triangle for continuing to fight for disabled people and to get Atos replaced. I am keeping my fingers crossed for a good result, far too many people are being seen as scroungers, when they are clearly not.

  • Leonc1963 June 29, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I live in Hampshire and our LMC was one of the ones that motioned to veto the WCA at the LMC Conference in Liverpool. However I shall be writing to my GP as I am unsure if they are carrying this out. Well Done Black Triangle for your efforts as it is having an impact.

  • Joanna Terry June 29, 2012 at 10:02 am

    The new P.I.P is not fit for purpose, what I have understood so far is that the only people eligable for any kind of payment are brain-dead. It is beyond a joke when if you take medication, have aids and mobility help this attracts nil points. So if you need bathroom aids for example you may get it but if you have or get those bathroom aids you suddenly score no points on the assessment. If this is wrong, please correct me but that is how I have read it. So the end result will be, if this is the case, that the saving will likely be 80%, the other 20% being paid to only the most extreme case of disability. This must be sorted before any of this being rolled out, we are heading for an absolute disaster and many of us are going to wonder how they managed to do this to us. Thank you for all of your campaigning and well done the BMA for accepting this motion. Looking forward to the government response to this challenge. Lets hope that with enough pressure from the Doctors that the P.I.P never sees the light of day.

  • Paul Smith June 29, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Well done, this is brilliant news, BlackTriangle have worked so hard and should be applauded for their dedication.

    Is it OK If I repost this on my website?????

  • kasbah June 29, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Joanna Terry
    The new P.I.P is not fit for purpose, what I have understood so far is that the only people eligable for any kind of payment are brain-dead. It is beyond a joke when if you take medication, have aids and mobility help this attracts nil points. So if you need bathroom aids for example you may get it but if you have or get those bathroom aids you suddenly score no points on the assessment.

    I think you are right Joanna, and this is something that was not the case a few years ago, as aids were regarded as something that you needed to help you in your daily life, therefore linked with “help needed”. I have heard from an advocacy worker that you have to now need/get help from a person to score the points needed for DLA. Bear this in mind guys. A crying shame and a disgrace which I have heard is putting disabled people off using aids in case it counts against them as making them more able, in assessments. What a travesty- to me this is something only a really twisted mind could dream up let alone implement. Oh, of course, silly me, it’s the Tories’ idea. Let us hope the momentous decision of BMA will bring strong pressure to bear on the cruel architects of these nasty shifts in meanings of words in assessments.

  • Findlow June 29, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Wonderful news! Huge thanks to Black Triangle and all the doctors who put this callous and wicked government to shame. Hoping and praying this will herald an end to the appalling suffering and stress sick and disabled people are being subjected to at the hands of the ConDems.

  • jeffery davies June 29, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    weel are torys going to listen i think not they get other weasels in to interigate us without them being in health care thats a laugh torys listen i think it go on for a while longer yet im time limited and run out jeff3

  • DR DAVID ATOSKI June 29, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I’m so proud of everyone that took the time to post, blog, write to MP’s . People that didn’t give up on us all and took the fight to them. My hat is off and My eyes arn’t to clear at the moment. Thank You all, keep up the good fight 😉

  • Humanity2012 June 29, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Good to Hear of the Voting Result

    We Need those in Office to take Heed and Scrap the Work Capability Assessment
    with Immediate Effect

    The Suffering Level for the Disabled and Vulnerable has been Beyond Diabolical
    under the Con Dem azi Regime

    Congrautlations to the British Medical Association upon this Vote

  • sue mccafferty June 29, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    No sign of this so far in the mainstream news; tweet it, forward it, link to it, let everyone know about it. Well done Black Triangle and the doctors; together we are strong.

  • Cher Cassini June 29, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Well done for fighting the inhumane tests and faceless bureaucrats and for beating them; power to you all. You are just a part of the Revolution, but there are more of ‘Us’ than there are of ‘Them’. Keep the faith!

  • jeff lph June 30, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    of course not the bbc is run by a peer,and is no longer indipendant .. jeff ..

  • Aunty Admin June 30, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Well done, this is great news. without the endorsement and support of the medical profession the WCA programme cannot go on. BMA shd recommend and endorse that there members refuse to work with them as they are bringing their members and the whole of the health profession into disrepute.

  • muffie02 July 1, 2012 at 4:21 am

    don’t cheer to loudly yet people – a vote is one thing – ACTION is another – my docs seemingly have no knowlege of, or concern about ATOS or PIP and just don’t want to listen when i mention it – thats just 2 – how many more round the country are likewise ??

    lets see what they do if this evil coalition threaten their wages or fat pensions – ( any money they will if the BMA start making waves )

    sorry to be the cynic here – but i have little faith that this will do much good – the ONLY way to stop this is to vote the tories out – and make it chrystal clear to the other parties that it has to go

    only today in the mail ( where else ) we have camoron now saying yes he WILL have a vote on the EU as a major item of the next election – and THIS if it happens will BURY any changes or discussion about the sick and disabled of the UK ( mark my words well here )

    and the SHEEPEL will be more interested in that than our rights – will labour forinstance – put this matter at the top of THEIR policy list ?? -( yea and pigs will fly ) – because the BMA have taken a vote – don’t think so somehow – simple reality is that the sick and disabled are not vote winners UNLESS we can be branded as scroungers and worse – THIS appeals to the self richious “i work for a living brigade ” – WHO conveniantly forget that many sick and disabled people ALSO have worked all their lives – have and still do pay their taxes and way – and wish to god they did NOT have to claim benefits

    any hoo – well done to you for getting it at least thus far – now we need to see some action FROM the docs – it will take more than one vote to get the stinking politicos to listen ( thats if they are ever there – i see they NOW want fridays off and MORE holidays -( yep its in the mail .lol ) )

    regards to all from muffie02

  • Humanity2012 July 2, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Pertinent and Good Points Muffie02 about the Ignorance and Bigotry of the Sheepel

    They Need to Stop Reading the ” Newspapers ” and Get a Human Heart

    We Need Action to Get the Work Capability Assessment and all Unnecessary Bureaucracy Abolished and a Good Start is a Better Government in Office

    Never Trust a Politician

  • NIP3 July 13, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Is there any political party at the moment with the guts to stand up and put an end to all this evil its seems not. I really do not know who to vote for now and l am deeply ashamed of voting Tory in The past NEVER AGAIN! I will never forgive them for their part in this and some of the comments made.

  • john branker August 8, 2012 at 9:17 am

    i have never voted tory , for the reasons that are now being made quite clear, they not
    concerned for people of this country, they are only where they are today to line there
    own pockets, at the cost of the have nots, there has never ever been a tory goverment
    in my short 63 years, that ever helps people in need only them selves, i vote lib dem not
    for mr camero

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