HomeBlogJoint Response by DPAC and Black Triangle on Dr Phil Peverley’s Shameful Comments published in Pulse Magazine, The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph
  • ireallymeanthis August 5, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    This Doctor’s views are very worrying-how many other GPs are like this? My GP suddenly stopped giving me help towards my appeal, and produced one of those standard bs letterswhich state that it isn’t appropraite to ask for supportive statements etc.
    It makes me worry if she’s gone over to the dark side.

    “Appropraite”,that’s a good vague term,isn’t it?

  • Trevor August 5, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    Only surprised Britain’s answer to Der Sturmer, the repugnant Daily Express, missed out on this story. Not like them to forego an opportunity to stick the boot into claimants.

  • Vanessa Wigmore August 5, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I am struggling with the idea that I may in-fact be a scrounger. I’ve been told so many times that’s what I am, via press, DWP, IDS, Esther McVey etal, I kind of believe it now…When I explain my reasons, That I have MS, When I was well and before I worked, had my own mortgage It means nothing.
    I found my ex hanging dead in my home and have since had to move into social housing with Depression and PTSD and worsening MS..
    How can anyone who doesn’t have these illnesses possibly know how difficult it is to find work, stay in work, or work enough to pay the bills..
    All I have experienced is hate, judgement, and an increasingly hostile general public.
    I cannot make it better, it will not get better. And without support, empathy and understanding there really is no reason to continue.
    I have a back up plan because I am fast losing the strength to survive
    I am the shell of the person I was, not because of my illness but for becoming so despised.

    • PAUL August 22, 2013 at 9:47 am

      i think about immigrating… because it could come to civil war here… it is isns all but name… this country is divided.. that is clear…but never let them win! this is a brilliant organisation..i feel need to help black triangle somehow… dont know how…remember we dont all think the same… they want to label us all “scroungers” we must all be determined to smash this government and send them back to the evil one from which they emerged.

  • Elaine Nicholson August 5, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    I am flabbergasted by this Doctors comments. I to had a Dr with a very similar attitude looking after me in the early days. I blame her for the misleading information she gave to the Dwp when she complated my forms for my claim. She did not refer to my consultants letter that described how ill I was. No One wants to live the lives many of us have when we are diagnosed with a long term illness. I would swap my life with anyone today if it meant I could return to work. It is humiliating enough being tested to the lmits on how ill you really are. You even question yourself until you havge one of your bad days then you realise you are ill and not swining the lead as this Dr seems to think we are. I stupidly always thought there was a safety net out there that when you were ill you could go to the DWP and get paid sick pay or ESA and that it was that simple. But it isn’t is it. Your put in front of someone that has no idea about your day to day living. They aren’t experts on your illness or diability you are. I was torn apart at my tribunal for DLA because my Dr couldn’t be bothered to read the notes from my consultant and judge it on how my heart was working. I lost a whole years DLA because of her syupidity and I am angry. I am angry but whats the point no one will change it. I don’t know how the sytem can be changed but I do know many people are loosing vital benefits because of idiots which include some Dr’s.

  • Elle j Morgan August 5, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Thank goodness I don’t have this creature for a ‘gp’ humanity cannot be taught its something we feel within..

    I’m so grateful to my GP Dr I….. he has been incredible over the past five or six years, he supported me through many illnesses and significant life events, I can honestly say I would have been lost without him, his view of the DWP and ATOS is at the other end of the scale, so much so he doesn’t charge me for letters or evidence provided…
    I’ve had prescriptions within minutes as I’m on such a high dose I’d be quite ill if I didn’t have them, moreover I remember approaching my GP when my partner had become difficult and I was given half an hour of his time without an appointment…

    In these times of cuts and hardship created by the Tories people like me need as much help as possible, but to them I’m the ultimate benefits claimant, not only do I have a disability but I’m also a lone parent…
    No one can ever truly be happy in life by bullying and demonising others, I’m a good person, my conscience is clear….

  • Colin Wilson August 5, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    “Those people may also have been within the so-called ‘proportion of punters’ that Peverley claims ‘are hell-bent on trying to prove they’re really ill, and need us [GPS] to confirm it’”

    Yeah, I suspected there was something “different” about me for years, from mental health issues to trying to describe back pain that went from “can’t stand up for long” to “can’t wipe my own ass because of the pain”.

    It turns out I had Aspergers Syndrome, but I only heard about Aspergers by chance at the age of 40, and it took me a further 3 years of trying to push the GP for a diagnosis / get the local PCT to arrange one, before it all fell into place.

    Even then it wasn’t my GP’s doing, I started asking the local PALS team awkward questions about what the diagnosic pathway was for adults – the one the government said they should have in place…

    Add to that an eventual diagnosis of Chronic Pain Syndrome after more than 18 years on strong painkillers (mainly dihydrocodeine) and things are finally starting to come together.

    Perhaps with a GP like Peverley I’d just be classed as a time-waster. He sounds as useful as my previous GP who said of my fragile mental health, “if you think you’re going mad, you’re not mad”. Even my current GP asked “what would it achieve” when I was trying to get an adult assessment for Aspergers.

    • JEFFREY August 6, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      thats funny i 2 have aspergers,
      i did not find out till i was 40 when i saw a dss doctor 10 years ago that that was likely so i did the on line tests and past them all .. jeff .. lph

  • Stephen Davis August 6, 2013 at 7:37 am

    “At the time of being admitted as a member of the medical profession:
    • I solemnly pledge to consecrate my life to the service of humanity;
    • I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude that is their due;
    • I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity;
    • The health of my patient will be my first consideration;
    • I will respect the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;
    • I will maintain by all the means in my power, the honour and the noble traditions of the medical profession;
    • My colleagues will be my sisters and brothers;
    • I will not permit considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;
    • I will maintain the utmost respect for human life;
    • I will not use my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;
    • I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honour.” Wikipedia

    Where does it say, I will judge all those waiting to be seen as fit for work before even seeing them?

    How is it dignified to write politically motivated articles for the right wing press to use against the vulnerable, and considering the well documented cases of suicide and at least 10,000 die within six weeks of being assessed by Atos, how helpful did he think it would be for his patients health?

    Clearly, he is in the wrong job, and should be doing something more appropriate, possibly a little easier than Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, something to do with insurance perhaps.

    I can’t imagine why anybody from a poor background would ever want him as their doctor.

  • GEOFF REYNOLDS August 6, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Cleverley’s surgery has toilet facilities that include a BIG SHITHOUSE……………………………

  • hugosmum70 August 6, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I really am at a loss with whats going on here. i for one have 26 different ailments, conditions, some disabling some not.(i counted them after becoming overwhelmed and depressed last year at all the medical things being thrown at me. most of them over the past 6 years.was shocked at the number. ranging from minor to major. over the last 30 years,most tho as i say from the past 6 years.)some i have good days ,some i have bad days. each one of those conditions, ailments, disabilities..whatever name you choose to put to them have been diagnosed by one GP or another in 3 different practices ive used due to house moves …no other reason. i have not, nor have i ever or will, diagnosed myself at any time. in some instances i have only the GPs word that i have this,that or the other, in others i have my symptoms which tell me they are right. diabetes for instance…i have no symptoms yet they tell me i am type 2. mild.
    as most patients are in this situation how can that stupid doctor conclude what he has concluded????

    • Karen M August 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      I too have never diagnosed myself. One condition I have complex regional pain syndrome/CRPS was diagnosed first as an ankle sprain, then as fibromyalgia, then as Charcot’s foot (a condition caused by diabetes) and then only finally diagnosed properly in hospital by the local rheumatology department as CRPS over 8 years later. I must admit my present (LADY) GP is very good and supportive- so maybe Peverley’s attitude is that of a MCP?

  • Stepping Razor Sound Plate August 6, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    A GP stressed & stressed out on addictive pills he don`t really need, makes silly comments. GP`s that are addicted to addictive pills should be struck off.

  • miss carole frost August 6, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    I feel totally disgusted by doctor phil peverley in his comments..i live not far from sunderland..for a doctor he is shameful towards genuine disabled people as of myself ..i was diagnosed with bilateral talipes valgus equinos from bith there is no cure ..i also was diagnosed profoundly deaf from infancy ..i also was diagnosed ealy last year with muscular skeltal dysplaysia ..diabetis type 2 7years ago ..regressive rheumatiod arthritis from infancy..peripheral vascular disease..stage three kidney failure..would this doctor phil peverley say i was dreaming or making my diagnosis up..this doctor should be struck off for misconduct on his patients or misdiagnosis of a persons health the BMA should sadly question him on his ethics as a doctor..people whom ARE disabled and sick do require medical records especially hospital records to support there cases and so called medicals for assessment with ATOS.. too many people have been pushed through the system badly something as far as i am concerned is not right with all these assessment with atos and DWP.

  • Karen M August 6, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Peverley must be regretting his article.

    What is puzzling is there are no comments from Mackems. Maybe his patients respect him?

  • Humanity2012 August 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Completely UnWorthy of the Title of Doctor

    Doctors are Supposed to Care

    He should be Dismissed

    Enough of this Bloody Cuckooland and Stuff that so called
    ” Newspaper ” the Daily Moron

  • Humanity2012 August 8, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    On a Par with the Nazi Persecution of the Poor and Vulnerable
    The Past 3 Years since Dawn of the Dipsticks May 11th 2010

  • Wendy Smith August 8, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I think this so called “doctor” should be very ashamed of himself and remember his hippocratic oath which states do no harm, the harm he has caused to the disabled people of this country is criminal. I suppose if my husband who has Degenerative Disc Disease (which is from his neck to the base of his spine),was a patient of his he would say that he was a malingerer as you can’t see this disease, but he should have to put up with the pain 24/7 which my husband has. If he had any of the disabilities described on this page then he would no doubt be amongst the first to be asking his GP to sign his sick note. I do not wish anyone ill but he should be.

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