• Kim Burns on Facebook December 29, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Crikey, I hope she was being ironic. I can only assume (whilst I try to muster up the courage to read the article) that it’s a reference to ATOS being a French company.

  • Kim Burns on Facebook December 29, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Oh, and to French farce, obviously. Hmm. I’ve read it, and I still don’t like it, find it badly written and badly structured. Hmmm. :-((

  • Joe Kane on Facebook December 29, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Here is a cooment I left on the excellent Scottish Campaign for a Fair Society Fb –

    “Who speaks out when patient care suffers because of budget cuts? Not private doctors, nor “any willing provider”, but the BMA, the Royal College of GPs, the Patients’ Association – in other words, the public sector and the third sector.”
    – And that is exactly what the professional medical bodies in the UK are not doing. There is hardly a word of protest from the likes of the GMC or the Nursing and Midwifery Council at the widespread evidence that Atos employed doctors and nurses are writing fraudulent “functional” assessment reports about patients.

    Not only should Atos medics be struck off for medical abuse, but should be in jail for de-frauding patients out of their perfectly legal entitlement to sickness and welfare benefits.

    Atos “functional” assessments completely turn medical ethics on its head. Pain and suffering are ignored, along with solid medical evidence of NHS specialists, and patients are treated with suspicion and disbelief.

    The WCA, Work Capability Assessment, is a human rights atrocity and is the sort of medical ethics practiced in Stalin’s forced labour work camps, where the sick and disabled inmates were forced to work for meagre rations.

    If you’re interested, the psuedo-science behind these “welfare reforms, such as ESA and the WCA, was pioneered on ME sufferers by the Wessely school of psychiatry. Just do an internet search for him and his school and you’ll see what I mean.

  • Jim Paterson on Facebook December 29, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Piss poor reporting, AMEY used to be a farmer in Didcot

  • Rich December 30, 2011 at 10:02 am

    According to this, Atos’ contract was extended at the end of last year…£300 million over 3 years:


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