HomeBlogLeading doctors protest at ‘cruel’ disability assessments ~ Letter
  • Lisa Stewart May 5, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Please can you help me to claim DLA. It has taken 15 months already.
    Thank you

  • Margaret May 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I recently asked my GP for a supporting letter and gave her your excellent guidelines on how to phrase such a letter mentioning regulations 25 and 31. She was very supportive and said that she would. I am now terrified that she will not be able do so due to the increased number of requests for supporting letters. I also felt really bad having to ask her to do this as she has provided me with a letter before on two past occasions when I had to appeal a decision. I won both of these appeals. I am now having to start the whole process over again.
    I also spoke to my Welfare Benefits Officer on Friday who told me I would have no chance of being put into the Support Group unless I had a letter from my GP.
    This makes the whole outcome of my application totally reliant on having a GP with enough time and understanding to help me.

  • Chrissie Fryde May 5, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    At last! now docs get to have their say!

  • wunnell May 7, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    shows what little notice is taken of them:( and our local surgery is staffed with locums, so what hope have we of getting a doctor who knows us?

    • GEOFF REYNOLDS May 8, 2013 at 9:20 am

      I agree with you entirely. My doctors, who treated me have both retired and now our local surgery is full of locums who seem to leave and be restocked all the time.
      If you rang for an appointment, you would be told no vacancies, ring back tomorrow….. This can go on and on and you might not be seen for a fortnight.

      Eventually, when you do get in, they have no inclination of who you are or your problems, other than a glance at your computerised records. You might as well be in conference with a stranger!

      Its a giant game of DWP entrapment where they try to close all the exits…………

      The doctor is under pressure to refrain from issuing medical certificates whilst you are under pressure to present one. “The entire system is corrupt”.

      What makes me so angry is that i have had correspondence, in the past, from the DWP that states that i no longer require sick notes due to the nature of my incapacity, yet due to an ATOS miracle, now need them.

      I have not been to pester my doctor and have appealed.
      My money was stopped in november last year and i will press on regardless, knowing i am the victim of a misguided witch hunt……….

  • steve davies May 8, 2013 at 11:28 am

    In my opinion the time of writing letters and verbal assaults are long time over. There needs to be a major rethink ( in camera ) of the methods and systems that this attack on disabled is opposed. A large fighting fund is required and the employment of QCs , Barristers, Senior Consultants and GPs to legally and professionally challenge through our legal and the EU courts. Talking is useless , direct action is required

  • Nicola May 8, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    My son is suicidal after been refused dla and ESA , the police have been out concerned for his safety , he has nil income and no benefits , he suffers with symptoms of aspergers and ADHD anxiety and depression . His doctors sick notes are been if ignored . Please help he is mentally unstable and 21 now .

  • Liza van Zyl May 12, 2013 at 1:46 am

    We need people to help picket the PCS national conference in Brighton on 21 May. Let’s put pressure on PCS to work with us to fight the benefit barbarism destroying so many people’s lives, rather than set the police on those of us who campaign against the Welfare reforms. Please circulate this widely, and invite all your Facebook friends.


  • kaydee May 12, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Article and/or letter needs to be amended. It’s rule 29 and 35 not rule 21 and 35.

  • kaydee May 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Editing myself now! Rules 25 & 31 should be rules 29 & 31

  • ireallymeanthis June 27, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Well I gave your drafted letter, with notes about regs 29 & 35, to my GP . She said she’d consider it and call me back.
    I was invited in to pick up a package, which turned out to consist of the original documents plus a standard letter explaining how this isn’t the GP’s business.
    Things seem pretty hopeless.

  • Joseph Mccaffery July 1, 2013 at 1:12 am

    I think a day will come soon that will point to one person’s idea of saving money (maybe even someone of the once Colonies even, a man who knows how to manipulate,, Who knows eh)point being a lot of times after the wind changes and maybe even the need of a scapegoat Is needed,, point being it’ll probably come down to this one person choice to manipulate certain truth’s the likes of which down with statistic’s as the (blatant) lie of fraud later put down at only 0.5%, later on now a known fact but when said caused furore but not the same reaction when proved otherwise by that double-edged sword who control all ‘media’,, hopefully it’ll come to them who lie soon cos’ there’s nothing we Brit’s love is creating our own underdog to support..!?

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